Fellowship Application Process

Each applicant will be required to obtain a login ID and password to access the application. All aspects of the fellowship program are electronic. The Fellowship Data Base system is a requirement of the fellowship program from the beginning of the application process to the end of completion of all fellowship requirements. 

If you haven't already, click here to obtain a login ID and password. 

Please be sure you have met all prerequisites for applying for an AAFPRS Foundation fellowship prior to requesting access to the application.

The following are requirements of the application process and must be submitted through the Fellowship Data Base:

  • Completed Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Operative Experience Report (included with application)
  • Future Plan Statement which should include your future goals, intentions, and why have chosen facial plastic surgery
  • Medical School Transcript (official with Registrar’s signature)
  • 3 letters of reference (1 must be from the Department Chair)

All requirements and application fees must be submitted by February 1st.   

Application Fees

A $175 application fee is required to apply to 10 programs or less. There is an additional fee of $15.00 per program for applicants who wish to apply for more than 10 programs.  A $50 match registration must be paid directly to the SF Match office. Visit the SF Match website for additional information (www.sfmatch.org).  A $125 late fee will be required for applications submitted after February 1st.  Please note, no applications will be processed after February 1st without payment of late fee.  Credit card payments can be submitted over the phone by calling (703) 299-9291 or via secure fax to (703) 299-8284.  


Application Deadline    February 1st 
Late Filing Deadline   March 1st (for applicants applying after February 1st)

No application will be accepted after the March 1st late deadline.  Interviews should be conducted between March 1 and May 31 of the application year preceding the fellowship start date.  Applicants are encouraged to interview with Directors whose practice and teaching best supplement their residency training and future practice plans and/or teaching interests.  It is the responsibility of applicants to follow up directly with the fellowship director(s) they have selected for an interview.  Candidates are placed each year in June by a match process.  A director who selects an IMG for the position offered in a given fellowship year must withdraw from the match and notify the Fellowship Committee by the Spring Meeting. 

Match Process

All applications must come through the AAFPRS Foundation office to be recognized as an official applicant of the Facial Plastic Surgery Match.  The $50 match fee must be paid directly to the SF Match office.  The submission of a fellowship application is an agreement to participate in the match.  Detailed match information, including candidate and director identification numbers, and rank list information is provided directly from the SF Match Office.  Visit the SF Match website for additional information (www.sfmatch.org). 

Additional Resources

Click below to download:
Fellowship Handbook   (to view all requirements of the Fellowship Program)
Fellowship Descriptions Handbook (to view a complete list of available Fellowship Programs)

Fellowship Program Manager
Fatima Porter EL Mitchell
Phone: (703) 299-9291
Email: fporter-el@aafprs.org