Our team of vascular surgery experts and innovators is pursuing advances in vascular surgical care that set the standard for our discipline: improving the lives of patients in our clinical practice, making discoveries in our labs, and training the surgeons who’ll become leaders for the next generation. We provide comprehensive clinical care for vascular disease, seeing more than 12,000 clinic visits a year and performing more than 1,200 operations and procedures. We’re committed to delivering collaborative medicine across specialties, giving patients a single home for their care. Our clinical strengths include multidisciplinary clinical programs for aortic disease, venous disease, pediatric renovascular hypertension, and peripheral arterial disease.
We appreciate your interest in the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency at the University of Michigan. While we strive to offer a meaningful visiting sub-internship to rising integrated vascular surgery applicants, the conventional rotation has been put on hold in light of restrictions incurred during the COVID19 pandemic. We acknowledge the disruption and uncertainty this has caused many students. For this reason, the Vascular Surgery service and training program aims to provide a longitudinal experience for flexible integration of potential applicants.
This virtual elective will:
- Enhance your understanding of vascular disease and management principles
- Learn more about our program (including our culture and our people)
- Meet other peers for support and networking
- Provide us an opportunity to get to know you
The virtual experience will include:
- Core lectures/didactics
- Vascular surgery case conference
- Multidisciplinary case conferences (Aortic program, pediatric renovascular hypertension program)
- Weekly ‘professor rounds’
- Journal clubs
- Telemedicine (Virtual/video clinic visits)
Students will prepare a topic (research or clinical case) for presentation to the Section of Vascular Surgery. This elective is graded Pass/Fail based on student assessment by group discussion, which is mainly case-based.
In addition to basic surgical concepts, students will learn how to provide care for patients with complex arterial and venous pathologies, and they will understand how principles of vascular surgery are founded in the systemic component of vascular disease, and integrated medical management. Students will also benefit from individualized mentoring, and professional development.