Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Duration: 4 - 8 weeks

Period offered: All

Distribution of student's time:
35% inpatient care
50% outpatient care
15% conferences/lectures

Enrollment/Period: 2 maximum, upon availability

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Surgery, July - May

Clerkship Objectives:

  • Increase student involvement in conferences, journal clubs.
  • Increase student use/review of the medical literature.


  • Quality of care given
  • Participation and performance in conferences
  • Level of knowledge
  • Level of skills

Methods to be used in student evaluation:

  • Observation of performance by faculty and house officers
  • Assessment of write-ups/reports

The Division of Vascular Surgery is active with a heavy patient load. The variety of vascular problems seen is wide. The student sees patients prior to operation. He/she will participate in conferences in which arteriogram, aortograms and special studies are reviewed. The student participates in the operative procedures and then observes the postoperative care. Rounds are made daily with staff participation and teaching.

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