Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Duration: 4 weeks

Distribution of student's time:
70% inpatient care/operating room
15% outpatient care
15% conferences/lectures

Enrollment/Period: 2 maximum, upon availability

Average number of patients seen each week: We expect the student to follow 1-2 inpatients while on the service.

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Surgery

Clerkship Objectives:

  • Gain the ability to obtain a good vascular history and perform a physical examination.
  • Teach the diagnosis and treatment of common vascular problems.
  • Develop both open surgical and endovascular skills.
  • Increase student involvement in conferences, journal clubs.
  • Increase student use/review of the medical literature.


  • Level of knowledge as well as skill is assessed.
  • Participation and performance in conferences is encouraged.
  • Ability to function as a team, interest, and quality of care given to patients.


Each student accompanies the surgical team on ward activities where daily discussions of patients and vascular problems are conducted. The student is exposed to a broad spectrum of vascular disease. Rounds and conferences are integrated into the clerkship and basic pathophysiology of vascular disease is taught. The clerkship can be individualized to the student's interests. At the end of the rotation, students should be able to diagnose, work up, and initiate treatment on common and some complex vascular diseases.

Opportunities for clinical research is available for interested students.

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