Plastic Surgery Residency


The goal of the Plastic Surgery program is to train plastic surgeons in all four parts of academic medicine: patient care, medical education, medical research and administration. The plastic surgery program utilizes four University of Washington-affiliated hospitals. The hospitals include the UW Medical Center - Montlake (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). There are also rotation experiences at community hospitals and in private-practice plastic surgery office settings.

Interdisciplinary training and collaboration are hallmarks of training at University of Washington (UW). The University of Washington Burn Center is located at HMC and is involved in the residency program. The Division also participates in the Unified Hand Service. There are multidisiciplinary care experiences in craniofacial surgery at SCH and breast reconstruction at the UWMC among others.

Plastic surgeons at the UWMC are involved primarily in aesthetic, breast, trunk and microsurgery. Clinical care at HMC includes maxillofacial trauma, hand trauma, injuries to lower extremities and the trunk, burns, and microsurgery. The practice at the VAPSHCS is very general and includes most aspects of plastic surgery except pediatric and acute trauma. Activities at SCH include congenital anomalies of the head and neck and other aspects of pediatric plastic surgery.

To Apply:

Applicants are only accepted when registered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and from the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Follow the instructions at the NRMP website: NRMP

Our program match number is: 1918362C0.

Application materials required by the Division of Plastic Surgery and submitted through E.R.A.S. are: Common Application Form, Personal Statement, Medical School Transcript Dean’s Letter, Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3), and Documentation of USMLE Scores.

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