Plastics Integrated Residency Program

Overview

The division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC offers a highly competitive, six-year integrated residency that fulfills the requirement for Board Certification in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The program admits three residents per year and is designed to introduce the resident to a comprehensive and highly detailed experience with faculty involvement throughout.

At the end of their training, the resident should have all the necessary tools for an academic career or private practice. Progressive responsibility is emphasized from the first rotation on, ending with the chief resident in charge of their own service at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Most of the rotations are based across nine USC hospital affiliates, with more than 40 full-time (geographical) faculty with expertise in all areas of plastic surgery. The first three years of the integrated residency tracks are organized by our division to incorporate rotations offering clinical experiences deemed appropriate for a plastic surgeon, including trauma surgery, general surgery, pediatric surgery, head and neck surgery, orthopedics and ophthalmology.

Applications

The program currently is accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You also must register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications can be requested from the NRMP website at or by calling 1-866-653-NRMP.

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
Email: erica.luong@med.usc.edu

Warren Garner, MD
Program Director
Phone: (323) 407-7750
Email: wgarner@surgery.usc.edu