Training in management of vascular diseases

Vascular Surgery experience is organized in a step-wise and logical fashion. As dictated by the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS), 18 months of general surgery experience are acquired between the PGY1 and PGY3 years, with the remaining time being spent on vascular surgical services.  By condensing these experiences in the early years of training, our residents are able to spend PGY4 and PGY5 years ONLY doing vascular surgery and preparing for independent practice. Training is conducted in two hybrid operating rooms, standard open operating rooms, an angiography suite, and cardiac catheterization laboratory, facilitating the resident’s comfort and flexibility through exposure to multiple work environments.

The current resident block schedule appears below.

vascular surgery integrated rotation

Training in noninvasive vascular laboratory testing and interpretation is part of the educational objective of this integrated program. At the conclusion of their training, each resident will have documented proficiency and >100 caseload experience in each testing area (peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, cerebrovascular duplex, and visceral vascular) to qualify for the ARDMS - Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certifying examinations. Thus far our residents have a 100% pass rate on the RPVI exam.