Plastic Surgery Applicant Information


The Plastic Surgery Residency Program is an advanced residency offering positions each year, typically at the PGY-6 level.  The following is a list of available positions for the next several years:


 Entry Year  # first year positions
 2021  2 positions
 2022  1 position
 2023  2 positions


Applicants to our Plastic Surgery Residency Program must participate in the Plastic Surgery Matching Program sponsored by The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons. Residents entering plastic surgery training must complete 5 progressive years of clinical general surgery residency training, sufficient to qualify for certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).


To apply to our Plastic Surgery Residency Program you will need to register with the San Francisco Matching Program (415-447-0350 or to be properly informed about what is expected throughout the recruitment process.  Once the application process has been completed, SF Match electronically distributes applications to each of the programs that are selected by that particular resident.


This year all UTHSC GME Programs will conduct virtual interviews only -- per the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Coalition for Physician Accountability recommendations -- to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Please view the links below regarding our current Annual Resident/Fellow Letter of Agreement and terms and conditions of appointment, as well as recruitment, selection, and appointment policy:   

Annual Resident Agreement

Recruitment , Selection, and Appointment Policy


If you are interviewed by our program, you will be asked to sign an acknowledgement that you have reviewed a copy of the Resident Agreement and understand the revcruitment and appointment policies.


For additional information about our program, contact us at:

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Department of Plastic Surgery
960 East Third Street, 3rd Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37403


You may request information or check on your application status via e-mail to, or call toll free 1-800-947-7823, and ask for extension 3512 to request additional information.


Erlanger does not provide housing for applicants selected for interview in the Plastic Surgery Residency Program; however, click on the link below to view information about area hotels.  Select the downtown areas for hotels nearest Erlanger:  When making your reservations, be sure to let the agent know that you will be paying for your room, but ask if they give a discount for your interviewing with the UT College of Medicine and Erlanger.  The hotel may grant you a discounted rate.


Note:  Since we require that anyone accepted into our residency program meet license requirements for the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, we follow the Board's requirements that the international school's admission standards must meet or exceed those of medical schools accredited by the LCME.  The Board has adopted the following list of accreditation bodies:

Revised  08/01/2020
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956

Custom CMS and Web Design by Papercut Interactive