Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program
Our integrated vascular surgery residency program at the Univesity of Michigan dedicates 5 clinical years to progressive training in vascular and core general surgery leading to primary certification in vascular surgery. The fist two years includes pre/post-op evaluation, critical care/trauma, skin/soft tissue, abdomen, airway, laparoscopic and thoracic surgery curriculum, while the remaining three years include documented educational experiences in vascular surgery. There are a number of unique rotations which include hematology consult service, vascular medicine, stroke neurology, imaging interpretation including CT/MRI, cardiology consult service, venous disease management in our vein center, and the noninvasive vascular laboratory. Additional senior level electives include cardiac surgery, trauma/burn/acute care service, and an off-site elective month. The senior years (clinical years 4 and 5) include a dedicated experience in vascular interventions. Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to spend an additional "research year" in our Jobst research laboratory and/or clinical outcomes research between years 3 and 4.
The trainee is exposed to all aspects of vascular surgery including open and endovascular interventions, in addition to a wide exposure of issues in vascular medicine. The total number of cases required by the RRC for the program is 500, with 200 being major vascular cases. Our required curriculum includes a clinical conference twice per month, monthly journal club, and a monthly basic science lecture series. Additionally, there is a twice weekly conference series aimed at the junior residents and medical students. Our program participates in a number of the general surgery teaching conferences and the weekly death and complications conference. Additional conferences include monthly laboratory conferences involving the Jobst research laboratory, a weekly vascular laboratory quality assurance conference, and a weekly VA teaching conference as well.
How to Apply
Candidates for the University of Michigan Vascular Surgery Fellowship must complete a full residency in General Surgery leading to American Board of Surgery certification or board eligibility by the start of fellowship.
CVC: University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center
VA: Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center
For detailed program information please go to the Vascular Surgery website.