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Application Process

Plastic surgery residents in the operating room at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is approved for alternating class sizes of three or four positions for a total of 21 residents. We will be offering four positions in the 2020 application season for the 2021 match. 


Qualified applicants must be eligible to graduate from medical school and must have passed Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) board exams before enrolling in the Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency at Mayo Clinic.

Applicants to the Plastic Surgery Residency must have received an M.D. or D.O. degree from an institution accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association. Graduates of medical schools from countries other than the U.S. or Canada must present evidence of final certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

The Plastic Surgery Residency participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Oct. 1 of the year preceding the appointment date.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website
  2. All appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted in November and December each year prior to the match date.

Also see the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education application details.

Visiting Medical Student Clerkship (Plastic Surgery Sub-i)

We offer a four-week plastic surgery elective for final year medical students who are interested in plastic surgery as a career. During this rotation you will be an active and integral member of our team and have the opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to the breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Actively participate in the operating room and improve your technical skills
  • Participate in hand trauma, facial trauma, and plastic surgery call with our residents
  • Attend all didactic plastic surgery conferences
  • Gain experience in our microvascular skills  lab

To apply, please visit the Visiting Medical Student Clerkship site.