Plastic Surgery

How to Apply


Candidates should complete the application process through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Submission of applications will begin in September of each year and applications are accepted through the end of December. Interviews are conducted from mid-October through mid-December, if the need arises we may open an additional interview date in January. You should have the following in place when applying:
  • Transcript
  • National Board scores (Steps 1 and 2) of at least 230
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter from the Dean
International/Foreign Medical Graduates are welcome to apply, but you must be a US citizen.
Our program offers one categorical position . We do not limit acceptance based on a candidate's year of graduation. 

The residency selection committee reviews preliminary data and extends to selected candidates an invitation to visit the Palmetto Richland/University of South Carolina campus for a personal interview.

After interviews are completed, the Department of Plastic Surgery faculty makes its selection based on many facets of the candidate's performance and submits a rank-ordered list to the National Resident Matching Program.

For questions or additional information, email Sandra.Bolton@uscmed.sc.edu, residency coordinator.

Sandra D. Bolton
Program Coordinator
General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residency Programs
Graduate Medical Education
2 Medical Park, Suite 306
Columbia, SC 29203
Office (803) 545-5824
Fax (803) 434-6104