Curriculum Curriculum for the Vascular Surgery Residency Program is structured with the first 3 years doing rotations. All trainees follow the same rigorous regimen, which include all the surgical disciplines, with 3-4 months of vascular surgery rotations. The last two years are concentrated in vascular surgery. The surgical internship consists of acquiring broad basic skills in the general surgical specialties of surgical oncology and trauma, anesthesiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, trauma surgery and SICU. After the first year, all vascular surgery residents are integrated at the PGY-2 level into progressively independent leadership responsibilities, commensurate with the increasing levels of experience. This includes surgical exposure to intensive care, as well as trauma, general, vascular, transplant, cardiology and vascular medicine. The PGY-3 year includes clinical experience in cardiac, surgical oncology, transplant and vascular surgery. The PGY-4 year is all vascular surgery. The PGY-5 year of training is devoted to independent operating and clinical decision making, as well as oversight and administration of other surgical residents. Clinical Practice The Clinical Practice aspect of the Vascular Surgery Residency Program provides activities and involvement that seek to combine the breadth of operative experience with early leadership responsibilities. It it based on a high-volume, high-case complexity clinical experience. Residents are exposed to a broad range of skills, including endovascular skills development, and open skills including AV fistulas, open aortic aneurysms, carotids and leg bypasses. Our skill lab includes practice in suturing, knot tying, hand positioning, anatomy, surgical exposures, clamp placement and dexterity. Rotations R5 R4 R3 R2 R1 Jun-Jul SMH SMH- Cath Lab BTCU SICU SMH VS Aug SMH FL SMH VS Vasc Med Float A Sept SMH FL SMH VS Vasc Med Trauma Oct SMH FL Surg Onc Trauma Anesth Nov SMH FL Transp. SICU HH-GS Dec SMH FL Cardiac Cadiol Burn Jan SMH HH(VS) Cardiac HH(VS) Peds Feb SMH HH FL HH(VS) Surg Onc March SMH HH FL HH(VS) SICU Apr SMH HH FL HH(VS) Trauma May SMH HH FL HH(VS) SMH VS Jun SMH HH FL HH(VS) SMH VS Educational Activities Program administrators have established an intense and comprehensive didactic educational regimen for all their trainees—marked by a substantial commitment to conferences and rounds. For instance, all residents are released from clinical duties for a three-hour period every week to attend Surgery Grand Rounds, surgical basic science, and city-wide case presentation conference. Other conferences might include a monthly journal club, m & m conference, the Department of Vascular Surgery Research Conference, and a basic science conference.