How to Apply

Ideal candidates for our program must have completed or be completing an ACGME approved General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency and be eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery. Applicants interested in stepping out of their General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency for fellowship are reviewed on an individual basis. J-1 and H1b visas are encouraged to apply. Our program selects one candidate each year.

To apply, forward the following material to the University of Iowa Surgical Education office at

We are currently taking applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. This would be July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

Required documents

  • Completed burn surgery fellowship application form
  • Current curriculum Vitae with research experience and publications listed
  • Letter of recommendation from your current program director
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors who are familiar with your work
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE report for Step 1, 2, 2CS, and 3
  • ABSITE Report (if applicable)
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)