How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is "To serve, to heal, to educate." Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

We participate in the National Resident Match Program ( This year, in accordance with the ACAPS guidelines, we are transitioning to the Plastic Surgery Common Application (PSCA). We require the PSCA from everyone for the 2021-2022 cycle as well as the ERAS application. The following documents must be submitted for your application to be considered:​

  • Plastic Surgery Common Application form
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE reports (Steps 1, 2CK, and 2CS)
  • ECFMG certification (IMG only)

The Program Director and faculty members will review applicant files. Invitations for interview will be based upon their recommendations.​

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021. Interview offers will occur on Friday, November 12, 2021 with all the other programs in the country. Our interview dates are Thursday, December 16, 2021 and Saturday, December 18, 2021. Interviews will be held virtually during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program requires graduation from an accredited medical school. Individuals accepted for a position in the program must be U.S. citizens, classified as a resident alien, or hold a J-1 visa.

Rotations at Cooper

Fourth year medical students from medical schools other than Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are welcome to rotate at Cooper for four-week rotations. If interested, please apply through CMSRU by clicking here.