Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of plastic surgery residency program is available at Emory University?

The Emory Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is ACGME-accredited for two program tracks: The Independent Plastic Surgery Residency and the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency. Please visit the requirments and application page for detailed information about each track.

2. How Do I apply to Emory's Plastic Surgery Residency?

Applications are accepted for the Independent Plastic Surgery Residency through the San Francisco Match application service. The Emory University application deadline is December 31.

The Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for applications. The Emory University application deadline is October 31.

3. How many positions does your program have available each year?

The independent and the integrated residencies accept two residents each.

4. How do I apply for a plastic surgery clerkship/clinical rotation at Emory?

Emory M4 electives may choose a plastic surgery elective rotation through the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs (OMESA).

Visiting M4's from U.S. and Canadian medical schools must apply through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) for a one-month rotation.

All students must have a USMLE score of 230 or higher to be approved.

International medical students must submit an international visiting student application to the Emory University School of Medicine.

Please refer to the clerkship page for additional information.

5. Can I do a rotation to observe with Emory Plastic Surgery?

Only licensed plastic surgeons sponsored by an Emory Plastic Surgery faculty member can be approved to observe specific procedures for a maximum of two weeks.

6. Do I have to do a clerkship/rotation to be considered a candidate?

No. Individuals completing a formal clerkship/rotation and formal interviewees are equally ranked and accepted into our program.

7. Does your program offer any plastic surgery fellowships?

Not presently.