ePlasty: Vol. 18
International Medical Graduates in the US Plastic Surgery Residency: Characteristics of Successful Applicants
George Kokosis, MD,a Angelo A. Leto Barone, MD,a Michael J. Grzelak, BS,a Sara Alfadil, MD,a Edward H. Davidson, MBChB,b Scott Lifchez, MD,a and Amir H. Dorafshar, MBChBa

aDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md; and bDivision of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY


Correspondence: adorafshar@gmail.com
Drs Kokosis and Leto Barone contributed equally to this work and are to be considered first authors.
Presented at: American Society of Plastic Surgeons conference, Orlando, Fla, October 2017.
Keywords: international medical graduate, plastic surgery match, integrated plastic surgery match, independent plastic surgery match, plastic surgery residency

Objectives: Within the United States, plastic surgery is a difficult field to match into for both US and international medical graduates. While the number of available residency positions has grown in recent year .......