Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Training at USC

Surgery Room

For Medical Students Interested in the Integrated Pathway:

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at USC offers a highly competitive 6-year integrated residency that fulfills the requirement for Board Certification in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The program is designed to introduce the resident to a comprehensive and highly detailed experience with faculty involvement throughout. At the end of his/her 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 his/her own service at L.A. County + USC Medical Center.

Most of the rotations are based across 9 USC hospital affiliates with over 40 full-time (geographical) faculty with expertise in all areas in plastic surgery. The residency is six years in length and admits three residents per year. 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 & Neck Surgery, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology.

For General Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Head and Neck-Otolaryngologists, Urologists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, or Neurosurgeons interested in the Independent Pathway:

We are looking for accomplished, highly motivated surgeons who have completed or will complete training in General Surgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, or Neurosurgery. Outstanding individuals who have completed at least 3 years of General Surgery will also be considered. The program participates in the National Resident Match Program and applications can be requested from the NRMP website or by calling 602.528.7727.