Vascular Surgery

Clinical Environment

The 0-5 Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency received approval in 2010 and currently has residents at the PGY-1 through PGY-5 levels. The residents rotate through general surgery services including trauma, burn and critical care, cardiology services, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery and plastic surgery as well as the vascular surgery service during their first 3 years. Each year an increasing amount of time is spent caring vascular patients culminating in 23/26 blocks on the vascular surgery service during the final two years of the residency.

The residents participate and help run the weekly educational conferences which occur as a protected block on Wednesday mornings. Clinical research participation is expected expected and supported by dedicated research coordinators.

There are six vascular surgeons in the core faculty who work with the residents on a daily basis. Outpatient clinical time and vascular lab experience is gained throughout the residency. The large clinical volume of both open and endovascular cases, state-of-the art facilities and broad training experiences of the faculty insure the residents will graduate with the experience to be confident and competent vascular specialists.

Program Focus

PG1 Year

  • Vascular Surgery (including 1 Block Vascular Lab): 4 Blocks
  • Cardiology: 1 Block
  • Vascular Lab: 1 Block
  • Plastics: 1 Block
  • Trauma: 2 Blocks
  • General Surgery: 3 Blocks
  • Surgical Critical Care: 1 Block

PG2 Year

  • Vascular Surgery: 5 Blocks
  • Pediatric Surgery: 1 Block
  • Trauma: 1 Block
  • General Surgery: 3 Blocks
  • Surgical Critical Care: 1 Block
  • Burn: 1 Block
  • Wound Clinic: 1 Block

PG3 Year

  • Vascular Surgery: 4 Blocks
  • Trauma: 2 Blocks
  • Quality and Safety Rotation: 1 Block
  • Surgical Critical Care: 3 Block
  • Thoracic: 1 Block
  • Wound Clinic: 1 Block
  • Vein Clinic: 1 Block

PG4 Year

  • Vascular Surgery: 11 Blocks
  • Thoracic Surgery: 1 Block
  • Vein Clinic: 1 Block

PG5 Year

  • Vascular Surgery: 13 Blocks


The GME Research Department has developed several tools and resources that will help Spectrum Health residents and fellows develop ideas into manageable and realistic research projects. We have found that using these resources saves time and energy while avoiding typical pitfalls and dead ends. For example, the research project outline facilitates the translation of a good idea into a research project, provides the bulk of the narrative portion of IRB application, and serves as the guide for implementing the project.

To access more details, including templates (e.g., study protocol, poster), help request forms and other contact information, visit Spectrum Health GME Research.

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