All applications and
other supporting material for the Plastic
Surgery Residency program must be submitted using
the Electronic Residency Application Services system.
Information is Required:
letters of recommendation from
U.S. or Canadian physicians, including
the Chair of Surgery or designee
Dean's letter (or equivalent), IMG's
must have letters of recommendation
which document clearly US or
Canadian clinical experience
USMLE, NBME, FLEX, FMGEMS or equivalent
Applicants are expected
to display commitment to a career in
surgery, strong analytical ability, good
judgment, proven academic skill and be
of sound moral character.
All applicants must
be within four years of graduation
from medical/dental school or direct
patient care activity (either independent
or ACGME, AOA, or ADA accredited residency).
Non-clinical graduate work in the
US or Canada does not meet this requirement.
All applicants must
have a minimum of three months of U.S.
or Canadian direct patient care activity.
For U.S. and Canadian Medical and Dental
students, their clinical rotations
during medical or dental school will
meet this requirement. For IMG's, externships
of direct patient care will meet
this requirement, observerships do
All residents must
have passed Part 1 of USMLE or equivalent
All residents must register as appropriate
for Part 2 of the USMLE or equivalent
and must pass Part 2 by June of the
end of their first year or will be
placed on probation until passing.
There is no minimum board score requirement.
Any ECFMG certified
applicant who has not been enrolled
in a United States or Canadian residency
program within eighteen months of being
issued his/her ECFMG certificate must
take the Test of English as a Foreign
Language Exam (TOEFL) and obtain a
score of at least 600 before beginning
their residency. The Test of Spoken
English (TSE) and Test of Written English
(TWE) are also required. Excellent
spoken and written command of the English
appropriate Visa or equivalent, if
not US citizen (VCU ACCEPTS ONLY
Licensed to practice medicine
in Virginia (or eligible).
How to Contact Us
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Graduate Training Program
VCU Medical Center
P.O. Box 980154
Richmond, VA 23298-0154
Plastic Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (804) 828-3039