NZAPS works to represent the interests of its members in many areas by:
There are four categories of membership available. The criteria for each are listed below. For more information about joining the Association please contact NZAPS at firstname.lastname@example.org
(i) Full Membership
To be eligible for ordinary membership applicants must be:
(ii) Associate Members
To be eligible for associate membership applicants must be:
Surgeons whose primary practice is in plastic and reconstructive surgery:
Associate Members shall not be eligible to exercise a vote but are entitled to receive notice of and to attend General Meetings of the Association.
Associate members resident overseas for more than one year or permanently shall pay a reduced membership subscription as determined by the Council.
(iii) Trainee Associate Members
To be eligible for trainee associate membership applicants must be:
Trainees shall receive the usual benefits and privileges of membership.
Trainees wishing to seek a different category of membership of the Association must apply to the Association in respect of that membership category in accordance with these Rules, within three months of gaining FRACS.
(iv) Honorary Members
The following persons may apply or be nominated to be Honorary Members of the Association, subject to Council approval:
Honorary Members shall not be liable for payment of any subscription to the Association but shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Association.
(v) Overseas Membership
A person practicing in the Speciality in countries overseas may be elected as an Overseas Member of the Association on the recommendation of the Council. Overseas Members shall not be entitled to vote and are ineligible to be an Office Beater in the Society. Overseas Members shall not be liable for payment of any Subscription to the Association.
Full, Honorary, Associate and Trainee members who are or intend to be overseas for a term exceeding one year should notify the Association, and such members are entitled to become Overseas Members from the time of their departure from New Zealand.
To apply for membership contact the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons at email@example.com and request an application. Completed applications are considered by the NZAPS Council which will take into account the applicant’s training, experience and expertise.