Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program Curriculum

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Scott & White Healthcare is designed to prepare vascular surgeons who provide personalized, comprehensive and the highest quality of surgical care. The program will provide the educational resources appropriate for the development of proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems and the clinical educational experiences that excel in multidisciplinary communication and professionalism.

Overall Objectives

  • The fellow will be proficient and knowledgeable in the indications for and the technical skills to carry out the procedures requiring catheter-based technology.
  • The fellow will be proficient and knowledgeable in the indications for and technical skills to carry out the procedures requiring traditional open vascular surgical techniques.
  • The fellow will be proficient and knowledgeable in the determination or confirmation of the diagnosis, provision of preoperative care, selection and accomplishment of appropriate operative procedure, direction of postoperative care and accomplishment of sufficient follow-up management of vascular surgical patients under the supervision of the attending(s).
  • The fellow will achieve the minimal standards established by RRC-Surgery for trainees in Vascular Surgery during the two-year residency. This will include a minimum of 200 major open vascular and endovascular procedures: aneurysm repair, cerebrovascular surgery, peripheral vascular obstructive surgery, abdominal obstructive surgery, upper extremity vascular surgery, extra-anatomical vascular operations, venous operations, endovascular therapeutic and diagnostic and various miscellaneous vascular procedures. The Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS), recommends a minimum of (100) open major cases: Abdominal (30), Cerebrovascular (25) Peripheral (45), complex (10), Endovascular graft (5) Endovascular diagnostic procedures (50), Endovascular therapeutic procedures (25).
  • The fellow will provide consultation with faculty supervision. They will have educational responsibilities for junior residents, medical students and professional personnel. Fellows will be proficient in the correlation of basic biomedical knowledge with clinical aspect of vascular surgery.
  • The fellow will have an understanding of the methods and techniques of CT scanning, MRI and MRA and other vascular imaging modalities and be proficient in the assessment of the vascular portion of these diagnostic techniques.
  • The fellow will demonstrate and awareness of the responsiveness to the larger context and system of care of the longitudinal care of vascular surgery patients.
Rotations - PGY-6 (First year)

Rotations - PGY-7 (Second Year)
Name Duration Name Duration
VA Interventional Radiology
Non-Invasive lab/venous disease
S&W Vascular Service
1 Month
3 Months
2 Months
4 Months
2 Months
S&W Vascular Service I
S&W Vascular Service II
Vascular Chief Service *
1-4 Months
4 Months
4 Months

*During the Vascular Chief Service, the Senior Fellow will be responsible for his/her own service. Senior fellows will have a year-long clinic (with staff oversight) and will read vascular lab studies on a regular basis.

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