The Vascular Surgery Fellowship is a two-year program accredited by ACGME. The curriculum includes didactic teaching, operative experience, endovascular experience, vascular laboratory experience, clinical and ambulatory care experience, basic science research and resident instruction.
The first year of the Vascular Fellowship provides a clinical introduction to the teaching staff and the department. Vascular surgery fellows have clinical duties including on-call responsibility. The focus of the first year is an introduction to vascular surgery with an emphasis on patient care, as well as endovascular and open operative experiences.
Also, during the first year the fellow can consolidate preparation for part one of the American Board of Surgery credentialing examination. Readings in the basic sciences applicable to vascular surgery are assigned.
In the second year, fellows are responsible for participating in selected operative cases, running a service, planning conferences and performing vascular consultations in a timely manner.
The second year also provides time for more advanced endovascular learning. Readings are assigned in selected areas, usually based on the themes around by sequences of cases prepared by the fellow for vascular conference, but also on a standard text of vascular surgery. The second year also provides ample time for clinical research and preparation of manuscripts related to clinical vascular surgery.