Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Visiting Clerkships

Thank you for your interest in a plastic surgery clerkship here at the University of Southern California. The plastic surgery program here is a cutting-edge, multi-center experience with broad exposure to all aspects of plastic surgery. We have designed the clerkship experience based on these characteristics.

Typically, a visiting student will spend 1 week on four of the five following rotations:

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • USC University Hospital
  • LAC County Hospital Plastic Surgery Service
  • LAC County Hospital Burn Unit
  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

We encourage anyone interested in applying to our residency to consider a visiting clerkship. Clerkships are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in applying for a clerkship, please do so as early as possible. Please apply via VSAS. The application process is handled through the Office of Student Affairs at (323) 442-2418.

You can also contact Student Affairs, Bobbie Kasbekar at (323) 442-2569 directly regarding application questions.

For questions specific to the program, please feel free to email any one of the residents or our residency program coordinator Erica Luong at eluong@med.usc.edu (323) 442-7903.

For medical students interested in pursuing plastic surgery research, please refer to our research section for research opportunities.