Plastic Surgery Applicants
This year residency applications, including letters of recommendation, will only be accepted through the Plastic Surgery Common Application (PSCA). The PSCA is a plastic surgery-specific application crafted to both improve our residency application process and decrease financial barriers to students by remaining completely FREE. The PSCA allows you to highlight the qualities in your application that are most relevant to our specialty and moves the focus away from USMLE step scores and academic inflation. Specifically we are looking for quality rather than quantity.
Upon accessing the application, you will be instructed to create a secure account and will be able to request letters of recommendation, transcripts, and Dean's Letters directly from the application portal. As in years prior the actual match will remain with National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
Please use this link to complete your application: https://psca.smapply.io
You may direct any questions about the application to PSCA@vumc.org.