The independent fellowship program in vascular surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a two-year program that accepts candidates after successful completion of a general surgery residency and culminates in eligibility for certification in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
Our independent fellowship provides comprehensive education in both the principles of vascular surgery and extensive experience in open and endovascular surgery. In addition, there is a dedicated vascular laboratory experience, preparing the fellow for his/her RPVI credentialing, a new requirement to complete fellowship, as well as extensive opportunities for clinical research at all three institutions.
Fellows spend their entire 24 months of fellowship on the vascular surgery service, split between MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Residents are exposed to a robust education program, including three to four hours of weekly didactic time, monthly journal club and opportunities for clinical research and presentation at regional and national meetings. One on one education with attending surgeons is emphasized. Fellows have graduated with an extensive clinical case load, have a 100 percent first time pass rate of their qualifying and certification examinations and have been successful in obtaining both academic and private practice positions. See more about our program alumni.
By the completion of the fellowship in vascular surgery the fellow will have mastery of:
- Operative decision making
- Operative technique
- Patient care and management