Application Process


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.


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.

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

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. For questions and concerns about the PSCA, please send inquiries via email at


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 - Integrated Interview Invitation Policy Update for 2021

ACAPS has set forth a policy that all integrated plastic surgery programs will coordinate when they announce interview dates and distribute interview invitations. The purpose of this is to improve the efficiency of scheduling for applicants and programs. Advanced planning is intended to help applicants better plan for travel and to minimize cancellation and rescheduling of interviews. 

2021 ACAPS Interview Policy

 Application Deadlines and Interview Dates

All applications must be received by: December 15, 2021 (PSCA and ERAS) 

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 Dates for UK
Virtual Interview Dates for 2021 - 22*
December 11, 2021
January 8, 2022
February 3, 2022
*All interviews will be conducted via ZOOM or other virtual platform

 Contact information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our resident coordinator: Jan Mock, (
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
Integrated Plastic Surgery Training Program
800 Rose Street, MN 275
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

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