American Board of Plastic Surgery
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Editor-in-Chief: Martin I. Newman, M.D., FACS, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 
The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. was organized as a subsidiary of the American Board of Surgery in 1938. The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. was given the status of a major specialty board in 1941. It is the one certifying body for Plastic and Reconstructive surgery recognised by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
ABPS certification has the following requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited medical school
- Completion of either:
- at least three years of general surgery residency training
- or a complete residency in neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or urology.
As well as:
- Completion of plastic surgery residency training of at least two years
- Passing comprehensive oral and written exams
Currently, ABPS certification must be renewed by examination every 10 years.