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Integrated Vascular Surgery

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

Residents will begin their training on or about June 16.

Application deadline

  • We accept applications 12/1 when ERAS opens.
Application format Position availability
  • We have one five-year position available each year.
Interview dates
  • We will select appropriate candidates for interviews as applications become complete (January) for interviews in mid-March.

Application requirements

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.

Rotation

PGY 1
(Year 1)

PGY 2
(Year 2)

PGY 3
(Year 3)

PGY 4
(Year 4)

PGY 5
(Year 5)

Month 1 Core Surgery
(Vascular)
Core Surgery
Blue
Core Surgery
Transplant
Vascular
(CVC)
Vascular
(CVC)
Month 2 Core Surgery
(Vascular)
Core Surgery
Surg Critical Care
Core Surgery
Transplant
Vascular
(CVC)
Vascular
(CVC)
Month 3 Core Surgery
(Vascular)
Vascular
(Vascular)
Vascular
(Endo)
Vascular
(DVU)
Vascular
(CVC)
Month 4 Core Surgery
(Gen Surg VA)
Vascular
(Vascular)
Cardiothoracic
(STC)
Vascular
(Vascular Medicine)
Vascular
(CVC)
Month 5 Core Surgery
(GS HPB) White
Vascular
(Vascular)
Vascular
(Cardiology)
Vascular
(CVC)
Vascular
(VA)
Month 6 Core Surgery
(GS SON) Maize
Vascular
(Endo)
Vascular
(Vascular)
Vascular
(CVC)
Vascular
(VA)
Month 7 Hem/Onc 2 wks
Stroke 2 wks
Vascular
DVU
Vascular
(Vascular)
Core Surgery
(MIS)
Vascular
(1/2 VA, CVC)
Month 8 Core Surgery
CT - VA
Core Surgery
VAMC
Vascular
(Vascular)
Core Surgery
(Trauma/Burn)
Vascular
(CVC)
Month 9 Core Surgery
(Trauma/B/E)
Core Surgery
VAMC
Core Surgery
SCC
Core Surgery
(Trauma/Burn)
Vascular
(CVC)
Month 10 Core Surgery
(GS GSE) Blue
Core Surgery
VAMC
Core Surgery
(Thoracic)
Off-Site Elective Vascular
(1/2 CVC, VA)
Month 11 Core Surgery
SCC
Core Surgery
VAMC
Vascular
(DVU)
Vascular
(VAMC)
Vascular
(VA)
Month 12 Multidisciplinary
Vascular Clinics
Core Surgery
Trauma/Burn
Core Surgery
VAMC
Vascular
(VAMC)
Vascular
(VA)
Totals 7 Core Surgery,
5 Vascular
7 Core Surgery
5 Vascular
5 Core Surgery
7 Vascular
8 Vascular,
1 Off-site elective
3 Core Surgery
11 Vascular
5 Vasc (VA)
1 Vacation

CVC: University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center

VA: Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center

For detailed program information please go to the Vascular Surgery website.