HI Dr. Naderi
I am interested in becoming a Facial Plastic Surgeon, What scores do i need to get on the USMLEs?
To become a Facial Plastic Surgeon you have to first complete an accredited Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency or a Plastic Surgery Residency. Both are ultra competitive and you need to be at the top 10% of your medical school class and have USMLE Board scores of greater than 90th percentile in addition to some research and great recommendation letters. Following completion of your initial training, you have to apply for the AAFPRS accredited fellowships. There are only about 40 spots in the entire country. Your performance and recommendation letters during your residency are the key to getting into these sub-specialty programs. It is a tough process but it is a very gratifying profession once your many many many years of education and training are completed. Good luck.