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Education

Vascular

Subspecialty Curriculum

While on the general surgery service, the resident will:

  • rotate one month through the vascular surgery service;
  • attend all neurosciences didactic conferences, including subspecialty program conferences;and
  • see all in-patient consults with senior resident or attending staff.

Goals and Objectives

During this vascular surgery rotation, the resident will be exposed to complex patients and gain knowledge in the treatment and management of vascular patients with diabetes mellitus, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease as well as neurological problems including stroke.

Competencies

Medical Knowledge – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to:

  • Recognize vascular diseases and provide comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the vascular system.
  • Recognize the indications for amputation.

Patient Care and Assessment – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to:

  • Manage the preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients with vascular disease, including performing comprehensive history and physicals preoperatively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage shock and care for critically ill patients.

Practice-Based Learning – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to:

  • Assist in the operating room performing vascular surgeries which may include: carotid endarterectomy, aortic, peripheral vascular procedures, endovascular and angio access procedures.
  • Know the amputation techniques.
  • Perform bedside arterial and venous Doppler testing.

System-Based Practice – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to:

  • Understand system-based practice of vocational rehabilitation, nursing homes and insurance issues.
  • Understand the use of diagnostic tools including brachial-ankle index, angiography, CT scanning, MRI and ultrasound.
  • Understand the costs associated with providing care to patients with vascular disorders.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to:

  • Discuss medical issues with patient and patient families while guarding patient’s privacy

Professionalism – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be:

  • Expected to act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Expected to be compassionate in his or her dealings with patients and patient families.
  • Expected to receive constructive criticism positively and develop an improvement plan

 

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