Department Overview

St. Joseph’s is an academic medical center providing excellent training for our residents in a high volume, high acuity, and urban environment. We treat a wide variety of patients with a very diverse mix of socioeconomic, religious, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency program was created in 2014 and became ACGME accredited in 2017 with continued ten-year accreditation in 2019.

The program consists of four participating sites, whose focus includes aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, dermatology, laser, oculoplasty and burn.

It is a three-year Independent Plastic Surgery Residency and accepts one applicant each year through the San Francisco Match System.

Salary and Benefits:

The current salaries:

  • PGY-6 $68,162
  • PGY-7 $71,186
  • PGY-8 $74,209

Additional benefits include:

  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Twelve paid sick days / holidays
  • Maternity/Family Leave
  • Health & Dental Coverage for residents and eligible dependents
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Meal Allowance

Board Pass Rates: Of the three prior fellows, one has taken both the ABS and Plastic Surgery Boards and has passed. The two recently graduated residents are in the process of taking their ABS.