As the primary voice of plastic surgery physicians in Illinois, ISPS gives our members a collective, unified voice. We serve as the voice of plastic surgery by sharing information with the public. We communicate with government officials and work with elected state officials in Springfield to advocate for plastic surgeons and represent their professional goals.
Through a partnership with MedPro, ISPS has created a customized liability coverage program. The program combines MedPro’s expertise, financial strength and exceptional win rate, with local defense teams and special coverage options suited for plastic surgery practices. Because the program was developed for a collective group, it offers pricing benefits that many individual medmal plans can’t match.
ISPS hosts a wide variety of educational activities, including weekly lectures and an annual event. We work with corporate vendors and Illinois state training programs to attract well- regarded speakers and experts. These events provide information that helps physicians further their careers while earning valuable CME credits.
Through events and forums, ISPS gives plastic surgery physicians an avenue to connect with and learn from their peers. Our events and online forums offer the opportunity to “crowdsource” best practices, habits, tips and tricks. For physicians looking for professional assessments, ISPS forums and events are a great place to seek advice. Our programs and events provide valuable networking opportunities as physicians transition from academic and residency programs into the professional world. We also support an annual senior resident paper competition, to elevate new ideas from up-and-coming physicians.
New members, please complete the application below for membership. Once approved, your invoice can be paid via PayPal through this website. Please read the Qualifications section before choosing your recommended membership level.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Client Relations Coordinator, Abigail Galvin at ISPS@cmsdocs.org.
Thank you for your time and consideration in joining ISPS!
Qualifications of Active Members
Active members shall be surgeons who are actively engaged in ethical practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and reside (past or present) in the State of Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Active members shall be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. An active member must be a licensed physician, except where license is not required because such member is employed by a city, state or national governmental body.
Qualifications of Candidate Members
Candidate members shall be surgeons who have met all the requirements of an active member and have met all of the training requirements for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc., except for the successful completion of the board certification process, designated by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. A surgeon may continue as a candidate member for a period not to exceed five years from the date on which he/she first became a candidate member. Beyond this date, he/she is no longer eligible. He/she may, however, ask for special consideration from the Board of Directors if he/she feels there are unusual circumstances.
These following levels are not applicable through the above application process, but are also levels within the organization.
Qualifications of Emeritus Members
Emeritus members shall be members who have all of the qualifications of active members, except they no longer be actively engaged in the practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery. They shall have attained the age of 65 years or, in special circumstances, they may be awarded the status of emeritus members by the Board of Directors.
Qualifications of Honorary Members
Honorary members shall be surgeons or other individuals who have achieved exceptional eminence and have distinguished themselves by their contribution to the science of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Recipients of this honor will be decided by the Board of Directors.