Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I apply to the Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency training program?
Please apply through the ERAS application service at: http://www.aamc.org/eras. The Stanford Residency Training Program application deadline is October 1st.
2. How many positions does your program have available each year?
There are three (3) positions available each year at the PGY-1 level. The PGY-2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 residents automatically advance to the next level of training once they match to the Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program.
3. Are there any vacancies at the PGY-2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 levels?
Generally, there are no vacancies in the program except at the Intern level each year. If you would like for your application material to be kept on file (in the event of a sudden vacancy in the program), we request that you write a letter of interest to the program director. Your letter will be kept on file for future reference in the event the program does have a sudden opening. Please address your letter of interest to: Gordon Lee, MD, Program Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, 770 Welch Road, Suite 400, Stanford, California 94304.
4. Are clerkships/clinical rotations required or mandatory to be a competitive applicant?
Clerkships/clinical rotations are not required or mandatory to be a competitive applicant to the plastic surgery residency-training program. Each year individuals from both categories (formal interviewees or individuals completing formal clerkship/clinical rotations) are equally ranked and accepted into our program.
5. How do I apply for a clerkship/clinical rotation for plastic surgery at Stanford?
Applicants wishing to arrange a clinical rotation should contact the Office of Student Affairs at Stanford regarding obtaining a clerkship application. The telephone number is (650) 498-7619 and their web site address is http://www-med.stanford.edu/school/OSA/visiting/.
6. Does your program participate in National Residency Matching Program?
7. What is your program matching number?
NRMP Institution Code 1820
ACGME Institution Code 050129
NRMP Program Code 1820362CO
8. How do I obtain statistical data regarding your program?
Statistical data regarding our residency program can be obtained from the American Medical Association through FREIDA Online. Their website address is http://www.ama-assn.org/.
9. What type of Fellowships does your program offer?
Currently we offer a craniofacial fellowship program. Candidates for the fellowship program must have completed plastic surgery training in an approved program in the United States or have had comparable training and experience in a foreign hospital. Applications should be received no later than April 1st. Please contact the Fellowship Coordinator if you have questions. They can be reached at (650) 723-5824.