How to Apply

The training program in Plastic Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a three-year Independent Program that trains individuals that have met the prerequisite training requirements defined by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  The prerequisite training requirements can be met by:

  • Completing five progressive years of training in general surgery sufficient to qualify for certification by the American Board of Surgery
  • Completing and reaching Board eligibility in a formal, ACGME–accredited training program in one of the following ABMS specialties: vascular surgery, neurologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, thoracic surgery, or urology. 
  • Alternatively, individuals with both a dental and medical degree may meet the perquisite requirements by completing an ADA-approved training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery that includes 2 years of Surgery training. 


Applications to the program are accepted through the Central Application Service of the San Francisco Match at