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Resident Education

Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program

The University of Michigan Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency program, established in 2007, was among the first of its kind in the nation. The program dedicates five clinical years to progressive training in vascular and core general surgery leading to primary certification in vascular surgery.

The first 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
  • stroke neurology
  • imaging interpretation including CT/MRI
  • cardiology consult service
  • venous disease management in our vein center
  • the noninvasive vascular laboratory

The University of Michigan believes in a team-based approach to surgical education and excellence in medical outcomes. Patient care during the vascular surgery fellowship involves Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, interns and general surgery residents with graduated levels of responsibility.

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 Conrad Jobst research laboratories and/or clinical outcomes research between years three and four.

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 Conrad Jobst research laboratories, a weekly vascular laboratory quality assurance conference, and a weekly VA teaching conference as well.

How to Apply

Application deadline

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis. Residents will begin their training on or about June 16.

Application format

Position availability

  • We have one five-year position available each year.

Interview dates

  • We will select appropriate candidates for interviews by early-mid November. Interviews are conducted in the late November, December and January.

Application requirements

  • A personal statement describing interest and future plans
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Step 1 and 2 if applicable
  • Curriculum vitae

U of M House Officers Association (HOA)

Specific information about salary, benefits, vacation time, etc., for residents and fellows can be found at the House Officers Association website, the online home of the bargaining unit for residents at the University of Michigan.