Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program

One of the first programs of its kind, our Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency prepares you to succeed in academic vascular surgery with a broad clinical foundation and protected time for academic and research pursuits.

Vascular surgery team in the operating room
Vascular Surgery trainees in the simulation center
Vascular surgery lab personnel looking at a computer

Our residency offers:

  • Extensive experience in open and endovascular cases, with a near-equal distribution of volume.
  • Three diverse clinical training sites. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System for experience with routine vascular surgery; St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, a high-volume community surgery setting; and Michigan Medicine, a large academic medical center drawing diverse and complex cases from around the country and the world.
  • Exposure to all aspects of vascular surgery. Our 9 operating surgeons represent all aspects of the specialty, from common vascular procedures to specialized practices such as complex cerebrovascular reconstructions, advanced open reconstruction of the thoracic and abdominal aorta and visceral branches, advanced endovascular procedures, thoracic outlet syndrome decompressions, and pediatric vascular procedures. It’s not unusual for our residents to return from a national conference having amazed their peers with the caseload and case diversity at Michigan.
  • Two years of protected and funded academic development time between the third and fourth clinical years — a rarity among vascular residency programs that provides a valuable opportunity to round out your training with basic, translational, and health services research, publications and presentations, and leadership development.
  • A record of excellent outcomes, including a 100% vascular surgery QE and CE pass rate and graduate placements in sought-after positions.

Ultimately, our goal is to graduate skilled vascular surgeons who go on to continue our specialty’s legacy of innovation, go on to advance the care of vascular patients and who enjoy long and fruitful careers in academic vascular surgery.

Program Overview

Clinical Experience

Our program dedicates 5 clinical years to progressive training in vascular surgery, leading to primary certification in vascular surgery.

Highlights include:

  • A multidisciplinary approach to peripheral vascular, aortic, and venous disease.
  • Exposure to all aspects of vascular surgery, including more niche interests.
  • Access to one of the nation’s best cardiovascular centers, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, a 425,000-square-foot, $215 million facility with a 24-bed surgical post-procedure ICU, 24 vascular general/moderate care beds, and 10 dedicated cardiothoracic and vascular ORs.

Residency Curriculum & Rotations

The Vascular Surgery Residency Program is structured to help you build a solid clinical foundation as you advance to progressive independence in the specialty.

Vascular Surgery Residency Rotations

PGY 1 

  • Block 1: Vascular CVC
  • Block 2: Vascular CVC
  • Block 3: Vascular CVC
  • Block 4: Cardiothoracic VA
  • Block 5: 2-Stroke Neuro, 2-Hem/Onc Cons.
  • Block 6: Multi-Disciplinary CVC Clinics
  • Block 7: Core Surgery VA
  • Block 8: Core Surgery General
  • Block 9: Core Surgery Trauma/Burn
  • Block 10: Core Surgery SICU
  • Block 11: Core Surgery General
  • Block 12: Core Surgery General

PGY 2

  • Block 1: Vascular CVC
  • Block 2: Vascular CVC
  • Block 3: Vascular CVC
  • Block 4: Vascular Endo - CVC
  • Block 5: Core Surgery VA GV
  • Block 6: Core Surgery VA
  • Block 7: Core Surgery VA
  • Block 8: Core Surgery VA
  • Block 9: Core Surgery Trauma/Burn - Consults
  • Block 10: Core Surgery SICU
  • Block 11: Core Surgery VAMC
  • Block 12: Core Surgery General

PGY 3

Block 1: Vascular CVC

Block 2: Vascular CVC

Block 3: Vascular CVC

Block 4: Vascular CVC

Block 5: Vascular Endovascular

Block 6: Vascular Endovascular

Block 7: Vascular DVU/Vein Center

Block 8: Core Surgery VA

Block 9: Core Surgery Transplant

Block 10: Core Surgery Transplant

Block 11: Core Surgery SICU

Block 12: Core Surgery Thoracic

PGY 4

Month 1 through Month 12: Academic Development

PGY 5

Month 1 through Month 12: Academic Development

PGY 6

  • Block 1: Vascular CVC
  • Block 2: Vascular CVC
  • Block 3: Vascular Endovascular
  • Block 4: Vascular Endovascular
  • Block 5: Vascular VA
  • Block 6: Vascular VA
  • Block 7 Vascular St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH)
  • Block 8: Vascular SJMH
  • Block 9: Core Surgery Trauma/Burn
  • Block 10: Core Surgery Trauma/Burn
  • Block 11: Core Surgery Cardiothoracic
  • Block 12: Elective

PGY 7

  • Block 1: Vascular CVC
  • Block 2: Vascular CVC
  • Block 3: Vascular CVC
  • Block 4: Vascular CVC
  • Block 5: Vascular CVC
  • Block 6: Vascular CVC
  • Block 7: Vascular Endovascular
  • Block 8: Vascular Endovascular
  • Block 9: Vascular VA
  • Block 10: Vascular VA
  • Block 11: Vascular Hybrid IR
  • Block 12: Elective

Research & Academic Opportunities

Our program provides 2 years of protected and funded academic development time between your third and fourth clinical years.

Highlights include:

  • Excellent NIH and DOD funding in the areas of venous thrombosis, vascular trauma, and peripheral arterial disease.
  • T-32 Training Grant opportunities in basic science and outcomes research.
  • Multiple national clinical trials.
  • Funding for residents to present at regional and national conferences.

Learn more about Vascular Research Strengths→

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”. 

Learn more on the GME Office website →

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We have 1 position available each year in the program, which includes 5 clinical years and 2 years of research.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Residents begin their training on or about June 16.

Application Packet 

Please submit the following information in your application packet:

  • A personal statement describing your interest in the program and your future plans.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • A copy of your USMLE Step I and Step II (if applicable) scores.
  • A curriculum vita. 

Interview Dates

Interview candidates are selected by early to mid-November. Interviews begin in late November and continue through December and January. 

Contact Us

Please contact the Department of Surgery Education Office with any questions.