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Vascular Surgery Residency Program

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The integrated vascular surgery residency at the University of Rochester dedicates 5 years to clinical training in vascular surgery combined with core rotations in general surgery and vascular disease. The 0+5 training paradigm leads to primary board certification in vascular surgery.  As one of the first institutions to embrace an integrated training program in 2006, we offer a unique opportunity for trainees to learn the art and  science of vascular surgery in a variety of training environments.

UR Vascular Surgery offers a robust and cohesive program for resident education and research. Residents will participate in high-functioning teams and will develop expertise and proficiencies within five targeted sub-specialty areas: aortic disease, limb preservation, cerebral vascular, vein disease, and imaging.

Our focus is to create education and research programs that support strong resident training, academic and workforce experiences, and offers trainees high case volumes and career development in vascular surgery and research.

Vascular Surgery and Diversity

Events surrounding the publication and subsequent retraction of an article in the Journal of Vascular Surgery highlight the continued professional disparities not only within our specialty, but also society as a whole. Endorsement of legacy professionalism standards is detrimental. Lack of diversity within our specialty represents a threat to the future of Vascular Surgery as an innovative, rewarding, and evolving profession. The faculty and trainees of the Division remain committed to fostering diversity, recognizing biases, and always improving so as to recruit the best and brightest into our field. Toward that end, the Division fully supports the draft letter to the editor penned by female vascular trainees (including two of our own), and co-signed by all of the trainees in our program.

Welcome from the Director Welcome from the Surgery Chair Vascular Alumni Newsletter

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Total Residents

600 +

Total Major Cases Per Graduate

1300 +

Vascular Procedures Per Graduate

2400 +

Operative Cases Per Graduate

What Sets Us Apart

Flexible Curriculum

Vascular surgical residents gain expertise in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients with vascular surgical diseases under the guidance of expert faculty.

Centers of Excellence

UR Vascular offers a robust and cohesive program for resident education and research. Residents will participate in high functioning teams and will develop expertise and proficiencies within five targeted sub-specialty areas:  aortic disease, limb preservation, cerebral vascular, vein disease, and imaging.

Life of a URMC Resident

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainee well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

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“What I love about our program is the three different training environments. We are able to gain experience at a large, academic Level 1 trauma center in Strong Memorial Hospital. We train at Highland Hospital, a mixed academic/community-based practice, and FF Thompson Health which is a smaller, community-based training environment. This affords experience with several different surgeons, who themselves have trained at various institutions, and different environments to truly learn the full scope of vascular surgery. The curriculum is also maximized to produce successful surgeons. With only 5 years to train to a fellowship-level, there is no wasted time. The general surgery rotations are tailored to those most useful to a modern vascular surgeon, highlighted by transplant and cardiac surgery. Ultrasound and research months help to fill our knowledge-base, and dedicated Cath Lab rotations early in the program ensure early procedural exposure. Finally, the people in our program make it what it is. We take care of each other, help each other out, and work together for the team above all. We hope you consider Rochester - full scope of vascular surgery and an easy place to do what can be a difficult job.”

Andrew Schroeder, DO (PGY-3)

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