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Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency

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Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery

Syrae Henning,
Division Administrator
(813) 259-0921

The Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency was approved by the ACGME in 2007 and received a 5 year accreditation in 2008. The vascular surgery faculty of the University of South Florida have designed a resident rotation schedule (link to Integrated rotation schedule) which integrates appropriate general surgery rotations for core surgical training during the PGY1 and PGY-2 years, surgical subspecialty experience/training during PGY2 and PGY3 years, and senior surgery resident experience in both general and vascular surgery during the PGY 4 year, and a 12-month chief resident experience in vascular surgery during the PGY5 year. A total of 36 months will be spent on vascular surgery rotations, and 24 months on core general surgery or surgical subspecialty rotations. The schedule has been designed to appropriately interact with current general surgery, intensive care unit, cardiothoracic surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiology rotations at the appropriate training levels to optimize resident education and experience. It specifically provides for a total of 4-months experience as the senior (chief) resident on general/trauma surgery or cardiothoracic surgery rotation. The PGY5 year is exclusively a "chief resident" experience on dedicated vascular/endovascular rotations.

General and vascular surgery in-patient training will be obtained at tertiary-referral medical centers (Tampa General Hospital, and James A. Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bay Pines VA). All vascular surgery training will occur on dedicated vascular surgery. During the PGY1 thru PGY3 years, the vascular surgery residents will have 4 months each year of vascular surgery training (total of 12 months); and during PGY-4 year, 8 months of vascular surgery training (total of 24 months). Exposure to the evaluation and management of vascular disorders during each year of training assures repetitive contact with faculty, continual acquisition of skills/experience, and progressive assumption of vascular responsibility prior to the Chief Resident year. During each vascular surgery rotation, residents will spend 1 day per week in the outpatient clinic, under direct faculty supervision. During the PGY2-4 vascular surgery rotations, essential training in noninvasive vascular testing will be provided. Training in diagnostic catheter-based imaging and endovascular intervention is provided to the vascular resident during 2-mo or 4 mo. rotations each year - for a total of 12 mo. experience; in the TGH Vascular Center interventional angiography suites (n=12), where both outpatient and in-patient endovascular procedures are staffed by vascular surgery and vascular interventional radiology faculty. Progressive resident responsibility will be provided beginning during the PGY-1 year with residents participating in diagnostic arteriography/venography studies, central venous access placement, and dialysis access.

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