Application Process

 POSITIONS OFFERED

NRMP Code: 184849 
Two (2) Six-year Categorical Plastic Surgery positions are filled each year

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES PRESENTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, the application and interview process for the Plastic Surgery Residency program is undergoing change. The process will be conducted in a manner that protects the health and safety of our applicants. 

Please proceed with submitting the required application materials and visit this site often for updates on our process for virtual interviews.

 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS - PSCA AND ERAS FOR 2020

WORK AMONG RESIDENTSThe UK Plastic Surgery Residency program is joining several other plastic surgery programs to pilot a PLASTIC SURGERY COMMON APPLICATION (PSCA) that we hope will replace the ELECTRONIC RESIDENCY APPLICATION SYSTEM (ERAS) in future application cycles. This free, plastic surgery-specific application form was developed to decrease costs for applications and streamline the application process.

This year (2020), the PSCA will be used as a supplemental application. 

If you are applying to the UK Plastic Surgery Residency program, please plan to submit both the ERAS and PSCA (all program specific questions must be confirmed with the program). 

Examples of PSCA and ERAS applications
PSCA (Example).pdf
ERAS (Example).pdf
ABOUT THE PSCA: PSCA - Webpage.docx

We recognize that this is additional work for you this year. However, the PSCA will ultimately improve the residency application process, which needs significant changes.  The PSCA is now open, and all application materials will be transmitted on October 21, 2020, in parallel with ERAS.

For questions and concerns about the PSCA, please contact brian.c.drolet@vumc.org and kianna.jackson@vumc.org.

https://redcap.link/PlasticSurgeryCommonApplication_2020

REGARDING ERAS: Contact your medical school or Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to complete the application. All ERAS materials should be available in your medical school Dean’s office by July or August. 

The ERAS application includes the following:

  • Electronic Application
  • USMLE scores, Part I (and Part II if available)
  • Personal Statement
  • Wallet-sized photo (high definition, if possible)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Documentation of AOA membership (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of ECFMG and Flexscores (for graduates of international medical schools)
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Although United States Medical Licensure Examination transcripts may appear as optional on the ERAS application, we require that these scores be included. You will need to request that official transcripts from the National Board of Medical Examiners be mailed to us through ERAS.

International medical graduates will need to contact ECFMG regarding ERAS applications. ECFMG will transmit the application to the University of Kentucky.

 ACAPS - Medical Student Match Preparation (MSMP) Listserv

ACAPS, the official society of academic plastic surgeons and program directors, is pleased to offer the Medical Student Match Preparation (MSMP) Listserv.

The Listserv will disseminate, in yearly cycles, plastic surgery information related to the match. This may include ACAPS-sponsored webinars about the process and about programs, ACAPS match-related events, updates on ACAPS policies related to the match, or the addition of student-directed content to the ACAPS website.
Please note participation in this Listserv is not a requirement for participation in the match. It is offered as a service of ACAPS to students interested in applying to plastic surgery, is independent of the NRMP, and is not a substitute for official NRMP communications. Although we have endeavored to make the information as accurate and up to date as possible, please be sure to check program websites and the NRMP website for specific requirements and deadlines.
Participation is opt-in; please register at the link below. ACAPS will keep registrant information confidential, and registrants must renew each application cycle if they wish to continue receiving Listserv emails.

https://acaplasticsurgeons.org/forms/2020/students.cgi

 Application Deadlines and Interview Dates

All applications must be received by: November 20, 2020 

Only complete applications will be considered.
UK Plastic Surgery, in cooperation with the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS), has adopted a new policy with regard to interview dates.

Link to ACAPS Interview Policy
Virtual Interview Dates for 2020 - 21*
December 19, 2020
January 8, 2021
January 30, 2021
*Unless there is a change in the circumstances presented by COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted via ZOOM

 Contact information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our resident coordinators: Jan Mock, (janetmock@uky.edu). Call our office at (859) 257-8344 and leave a message between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Mailing Address

Division of Plastic Surgery
Attn: Jan Mock
Integrated Plastic Surgery Training Program
800 Rose Street, MN 275
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

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