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How to Apply

Note: In alignment with the AAMC and institutional guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interview activities for the 2021 Match will be conducted virtually.

Candidates for residency are selected through the National Resident Matching Program.

Surgeons working on a patientApplication Requirements

  • We accept only electronically submitted application packages through the ERAS, available at your medical school dean's office. 
  • Three letters of recommendation are required in addition to the Dean's letter. These letters should come from full-time faculty members in plastic surgery. We do not require a minimum USMLE score, although all scores must be passing. While recognizing the USMLE test center limitations during COVID, a USMLE Step II is not required at the time of application.

The selection committee reviews your complete application considering all provided information. The residency program selects the best qualified candidates regardless of their age, sex, race, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap. The selection process focuses on information supplied in the application package: application form, personal statement, Dean's letter, scholastic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, USMLE scores and a personal interview. 

Our application deadline is November 1, 2020. Only completed application packages are reviewed. After the Selection Committee has reviewed your completed file, and if you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via Thalamus, GME Interview Scheduling Software, to select a date for your interview. Therefore, it is critical that applicants check their email frequently during the application period. Please be sure to include your preferred e-mail address as part of your ERAS® application. 

Interviews are by invitation only. Per ACAPS uniform invitation policy invitations to interview will be sent on December 4 and you will be permitted to scheduled your interviews beginning December 7. Generally, applicants can choose from 3 interview dates.

Interview Information

Interview dates for the categorical resident 2021 Match are:

  • Thursday, December 17
  • Thursday, January 9
  • Sunday, January 17

Candidates selected will have an opportunity to select a date. All candidates will attend our Program Overview which will only be hosted in the morning.

Welcome Reception

The evening prior to your interview, you will be invited to get to know our program and to interact with our faculty and residents at our virtual welcome reception.

For questions or clarification, please contact the Office of Surgical Education at (585) 273-3656 or email Beth Jocolano, Plastic Surgery Residency Program Administrator. 

Benefits & Contract Information

Review benefits and a copy of our contract on our GME Website.