Curriculum

Photo: UVA School of Medicine Thoracic Resident and Vascular Resident working togetherThe primary focus of the Vascular Surgery Residency program is on operative and endovascular experience, with appropriately graduated autonomy for fellows as they gain experience and skills in the pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care and management of vascular surgical patients. The clinical training follows a modified apprenticeship model, with each vascular trainee assigned to an attending surgeon team to facilitate close one-on-one interaction, continuity of patient care from clinic to surgical planning and through the postoperative period, and the development of strong mentorship relationships.

The program features weekly didactic and case review conferences, as well as monthly research, quality improvement, and morbidity and mortality meetings. Through participation in weekly interdisciplinary clinical conference, residents are exposed to a wide variety of ideas and perspectives regarding the treatment of vascular disease. The residents will present topics for discussion at clinical case conference, multidisciplinary conferences and at local and national vascular surgery meetings. Each vascular surgery resident will attend at least one national scientific conference and one regional conference or educational course annually, and travel and expenses are supported for any additional domestic conferences where a resident’s work is accepted for presentation. It is the goal of the vascular surgery faculty to teach by example, and with daily contact, demonstrate at all times the highest level of integrity, professionalism, dedication to service and compassion toward those entrusted in their care.

Residents are also supported in their training in the interpretation and performance of noninvasive vascular lab studies, in anticipation of sitting for the RPVI exam.

We participate in the vascular surgical match coordinated through the NRMP. We have (2) two positions annually and accept applications via the ERAS system.

Educational Program in the Vascular Laboratory