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
 2018  2 positions
 2019  1 position


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.


Per ACGME requirements, applicants should click on the hyperlinks below to review the following:


  Recruitment and Selection Policy


Once you have read the agreement, please click the hyperlink below to access and print the



For additional information about our program, contact us at:

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Department of Plastic Surgery
979 East Third Street, Suite C-920
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:

  • In addition, the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) provides a list of countries whose designated accreditation process or designated organization used for their accreditation has comparable standards used to evaluate medical schools in the United States by the LCME. Medical schools in those countries and accredited by the listed accrediting authority will be deemed to meet the criteria required in Tennessee 
Revised  5/30/2019
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956

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