The program includes a comprehensive conference schedule. Conferences are held on Mondays (5 to 6 p.m.) from September to May and on Fridays (7 to 8 a.m.) year-round. Conference attendance is mandatory for the vascular attending surgeons, fellows, residents and medical students on the vascular surgery service. The conference schedule is designed to achieve multiple goals:
- Provide a forum for twice-monthly morbidity and mortality conferences.
- Offer to the fellow a set of lectures that over the course of two years will encompass the full spectrum of vascular surgery.
- Allow open discussion of interesting cases presented by the fellow and other residents on the service.
- Allow residents to review and present upcoming cases, with focus on how each resident would manage the case.