How to Become a Member

Membership Application Procedure

Applications for membership in The Rhinoplasty Society (TRS) will be considered only when all of the items listed below have been received by the executive office. There is a three-year limit on open application files.

The goal of The Rhinoplasty Society is education. We have deliberately structured our by-laws so that plastic surgeon and facial plastic surgeon members will have equal representation on the Board of Directors and in voting rights; all measures adopted by the society must have the approval of each group. Furthermore, the intention of the founding members is that this society continues to function largely as an educational forum for its members, to allow surgeons who have a strong clinical, teaching, and research interest in rhinoplasty to exchange and develop ideas and to work out problems in a common forum of mutual respect and collegiality.

Resident/Fellow Application Full Membership Application

Membership Requirements

  1. Applicants for membership must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, or an equivalent foreign examining board, and have been in private practice for a minimum of three years.
  2. Membership Sponsor Forms completed by two active members of The Rhinoplasty Society. For international surgeons wishing to join TRS who do not know two active members for sponsors, please see Section XI – Corresponding Members in our current by-laws for more information. Download by-laws here.
  3. The completed application form. Please be as specific as possible.
  4. A copy of your current curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and presentations.
  5. A copy of your operative log for the preceding twenty-four (24) months only, highlighting all rhinoplasties and nasal reconstructions, and summarizations on the form provided. This log is to include patient ID (not name, but it can be initials or an ID number), the date of procedure, and the title of the procedure. In order to be considered for active membership, you must average 30 rhinoplasty surgeries per year. If your average is less than 30 rhinoplasty surgeries per year, you are encouraged to apply for associate membership.
  6. A clear copy of certificates of one of the following: a. ASPS membership (active) b. AAOHNS membership c. AAFPRS d. Membership in equivalent national society e. Corresponding Membership: ASPS, ISPS, ISAPS, or equivalent for OTO/ENT trained surgeons
  7. Notation on your application form of a Rhinoplasty Society Annual Meeting attendance (please supply year attended). It is a requirement that individuals applying for membership attend at least one annual meeting within the past three years, and it may be the meeting of the applicant vote by the membership.
  8. A non-refundable membership application fee of $250.

Annual Deadline

All application materials must be received by the executive office by December 31 for the applicant to be considered for admission to membership at the annual meeting in the spring of the next year. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for admission at the annual meeting the following year.

Application Fees

There is a non-refundable application fee of $250 due at the time of submitting the application.

Membership Dues

Membership dues are billed annually. The current annual dues amount is $400. Following the annual meeting, an invoice for half a year’s dues is sent to newly elected members. Membership dues are non-refundable. Members may also choose to pay an additional $350 per year to have a link added to their website profile on their professional website. This is optional.