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How to Apply

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

We accept only electronically-submitted application packages through the ERAS, at your medical school dean's office. Three letters of reference are required in addition to the Dean's letter. These letters should come from full-time faculty members in plastic surgery; one must come from the Chairman of the Department or the Plastic Surgery Program Director. The deadline for applications is November 1st. Only completed application packages are reviewed.

International Applicants

Prior clinical experience in the United States is not required for international students to apply.

It is the responsibility of the individual to secure the proper visa. The only acceptable status is an ECFMG sponsored J-1 visa. We also recognize "green cards." University of Rochester policy does not permit H-1 or H-1b visas.

If you have any questions regarding visas, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at (585) 275-4607. For information regarding ECFMG certification, visit the ECFMG website at

Interview Information

Applicants invited to interview for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program also are invited to attend a reception and dinner with our faculty and residents. These social events occur the evening prior to each interview date. Participation is optional. Applicants will be invited for interview in early November. Generally, applicants can choose their interview date among the two offered.

2019-2020 Interview Dates:

  • Thursday, December 5th, 2019
  • Saturday, January 18th, 2020


For questions or clarification, please contact Beth Jocolano Residency Program Coordinator, at (585) 273-3656 or via email at Beth Jocolano

Travel and Lodging

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) does not contract with any single hotel to offer discounted rates. We have found that applicants have specific hotel preferences and can often find better rates through online services. When booking your hotel, we recommend that you ask if shuttle service can be provided to and from URMC.

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