Membership

Who Shall Be Members

The corporation shall have members. Membership shall be composed of the following classes: Fellow, Associate, Affiliate, Resident, and Allied Health.

Requirements of Membership: The Texas Cosmetic Surgery Society offers membership to physicians from a variety of specialties, including General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, OB/GYN, Dermatology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

  1. Fellow
    1. After one year as an associate fellow, you are eligible for elevation to full fellowship on the recommendation of two full fellows, and the approval of the credentials committee. You must show that you have preformed at least a variety of one hundred cosmetic procedures, or those deemed equivalent by the Board of Trustees, in the year before your application. You will have full voting rights if accepted. Dues are one hundred dollars. Full fellowship in organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery or Board Certification by the ABMS can serve in lieu of the Requirement for case reports at the discretion of the credentials committee.
    2. A Fellow must maintain an active cosmetic practice.
    3. A Fellow must attain and maintain such CME requirements as set forth in the Rules and Regulations.
    4. he consequences of failure to meet any of the requirements for Fellow status shall be set forth in the Rules.
  2. Associate Fellow
    1. Physicians who have completed training in one of the specialties listed above. Associate members are required to be either board certified or board eligible and are eligible for upgrade to Fellow.
    2. An associate fellow has no procedure list required.
    3. An Associate must maintain an active cosmetic practice.
    4. An Associate must maintain such CME requirements as set forth in the Rules
  3. Affiliate
    1. Physicians practicing in a specialty outside one of the seven surgical specialties listed above. These include Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, etc.
    2. These members are not eligible for upgrade to Associate or Fellow unless they have completed training in one of the specialties listed above.
  4. Resident
    1. A Resident must be in a Residency Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education accreditation body as identified in the Rules.
    2. An applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from the Director of the applicant’s training program.
    3. Resident members will be eligible to be upgraded to Associate status upon completion of residency program.
    4. The consequences of failure to meet any of the requirements for Resident member status shall be set forth in rules.
  5. Allied Health
    1. An individual currently serving as a staff member for an active Fellow or Associate member is eligible for Allied Health membership. A letter from the sponsoring physician is required.
    2. An Allied Health member shall maintain such educational requirements as set forth in the Rules.
    3. The consequences of failure to meet any of the requirements for Allied Health member status shall be set forth in the Rules.