Traditional (5+2) Program
Our goal in designing this program is to provide the added skills that a trained general surgery resident will need to become an excellent vascular surgeon. Below is a description of each year of the program:
In the first year, the trainee will focus on five areas:
- Endovascular rotation (12 weeks)
- Vascular Lab (12 weeks)
- Wound Healing and Lymphedema Center (1 - 2 weeks)
- Clinical research (12 weeks)
- Core vascular surgery rotation at West Penn and Forbes Regional hospitals (12 weeks)
Click here for more details on the First Year.
During the second year of the program, the resident will perform as an operative surgeon on a wide variety of both endovascular and open vascular surgical cases. Our program performs over 2,000 operations per year. The resident will be closely involved with the pre- and postoperative care of each patient. In addition, the resident will see patients in the outpatient setting.
The program offers experience with the entire spectrum of vascular surgery cases, including routine and complex arterial surgery, open and endovascular surgery, hemodialysis access and venous interventions.
Click here for more details on the spectrum of cases performed by our group.