Plastics Independent Residency Program


We are looking for an accomplished, highly motivated surgeon who has completed or will complete training in general surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or neurosurgery. Outstanding individuals who have completed at least three years of general surgery also will be considered. We accept one applicant per year for this prestigious program.


The program currently is accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program participates in the SF Match and applications are accepted via

Our requirements for application include:

  • Common application form
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcripts
  • MSPE/dean’s letter
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of three)
  • Photograph
  • USMLE transcripts
  • ABSITE transcripts
  • ECFMG status report — foreign graduates only

Contact information

Erica Luong
Program Coordinator
1510 San Pablo St., Ste. 400
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 442-7903

Joseph N. Carey, MD
Program Director
Phone: (323)442-7903