Learn more about our recruitment opportunities for the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency program.

2020-2021 Application Cycle

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented residency application cycle. With the use of virtual online sessions, we are committed to providing applicants with information about our residency training program while ensuring everyone’s health and safety.

Please refer to the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons website for the latest information regarding the application cycle and helpful guidelines.

The Michigan Medicine Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program is a participant in the Electronic Residency Application Service [ERAS]. Please refer to the ERAS website to complete your application for our program. The deadline for accepting applications is listed in ERAS and is typically in October. 

The following information should be submitted through ERAS for our program: 

  • ERAS application form
  • Medical school transcript
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (Ideally, one or more letters from plastic surgeons)

Interviews are typically held in December and January.

Please contact the Department of Surgery Education Office with any questions.

Ask Us Anything Webinar Series

The Department of Surgery will be hosting a series of webinars for those interested in becoming a surgical resident at Michigan Medicine. These webinars will give applicants a chance to meet the chair, Dr. Justin B. Dimick, and to hear about our different programs for residents around the Michigan Promise, academic development time, mentorship and professional development.

October 29, 5-6 PM (EDT): Meet the Chair

If you’re wondering what a surgery department is like, there’s no better person to ask than the Chair of Surgery. Meet Dr. Dimick and and learn about our programs and our culture in the Michigan Medicine Department of Surgery.

Speaker: Justin Dimick, MD, MPH

Register for the 10/29 event →

November 5th, 5-6PM (EST): The Michigan Promise in Surgical Residency

Take a look inside the Michigan Promise and how it is building a new foundation for surgical residency.

Register for the 11/5 event →

November 10th, 5-6PM (EST): Academic Development Time in Surgical Residency

Join our experts as we explore our research centers and cores and why Michigan is the place to be for surgeon-scientists.

Register for the 11/10 event →

November 18th, 5-6PM (EST): Optimizing Resident Professional Development and Achievement

Find out why mentorship is key to a successful residency program and what we are doing to ensure each individual reaches their highest academic potential.

Register for the 11/18 event →

Follow us on Instagram

Our Instagram account is a useful resource for applicants. It provides updates about upcoming events, including our Meet and Greet webinars. The account also highlights life at Michigan Medicine for Plastic Surgery residents and faculty members.

Explore Your Training Ground

Medical Campus and Arboretum

Discover Michigan Medicine through the Your Training Ground guide to get to know where you will be spending time during your residency. You can also get to know Ann Arbor through the Go Blue Guide.

Additional resources in the Go Blue Guide cover topics such as campus life, housing, health and wellness.

Contact Us

Office of Surgery Education

University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2110 Taubman Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5346
(734) 998-2523

Geoffrey Hespe, MD

Resident Liaison

Nishant Ganesh Kumar, MD

Resident Liaison