Application Process

The Division of Plastic Surgery accepts three medical school graduates into the USF Integrated Plastic Surgery residency program each year.

Interested fourth-year medical students are encouraged to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and should plan to submit a curriculum vitae, USMLE, three reference letters, dean's letter, and medical school transcript. Candidates must register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

For more information about the NRMP or ERAS visit the following websites:


Foreign Medical Graduates

Graduates of medical schools from countries other than the United States or Canada must present evidence of final certification by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The University of South Florida only accepts a J1 visa.


Application deadline is November 15. Interview sessions are held on Mondays in January with the final match date occurring in mid-March.


Candidates invited to interview will have the opportunity to meet with all faculty and current residents at a social event the night before. Questions and discussion about any aspect of our program are welcome. Formal interviews with key faculty occur on Monday morning. These interviews are held on the campus of our primary training facility, Tampa General Hospital.

Hartman Value Profile

One element of our interview process is use of the Hartman Value Profile. This profile gives an indication of an applicant’s vision of the world and one’s place in it. This is used not as a personality profile but more to suggest career path direction, problem solving skills, and individual strengths.

If you’d like further insight into this tool, please visit the Hartman Value Profile.