Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program
The vascular surgery integrated residency program at University Hospitals provides graduated, incremental training in both vascular and general surgery over a five-year program.
The first four years of vascular surgery residency integrates the appropriate specialty and subspecialty rotations. The final 12 months or fifth year offers chief residency experience in vascular surgery.
Vascular and General Surgery Schedule
A total of 36 months is spent on vascular surgery, and 24 months on core or general surgery rotations. To optimize learning, the program schedule is designed to assimilate the following:
- Current general surgery
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Transplant surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Endovascular procedures
- Intensive care unit
- Neurology rotations
Core surgical training provides six months experience as the chief resident on general surgery (including cardiothoracic, trauma and pediatric) and 12 months chief resident experience during the last year on vascular surgery.
Inpatient Training at Three Institutions
Vascular surgery inpatient training is attained on dedicated vascular surgery service, and is offered at:
Residents are trained under supervision of more senior-level residents as they progress through the program, and under direct supervision of the teaching faculty at all times.