The integrated residency program in vascular surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a five-year program that accepts candidates directly after medical school. Graduates are eligible for certification in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
Our program provides a comprehensive education of he core principles of surgery as well as extensive experience in open and endovascular surgery. In addition, there is exposure to vascular medicine, vascular laboratory and clinical research in vascular disease.
Residents spend 24 months in core surgery rotations, including critical care, general surgery, plastic surgery and trauma, and 30 months in vascular surgery, and six months in vascular-related services, such as cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, stroke, vascular medicine and imaging. Residents will rotate on both core and vascular services throughout the first four years of their training, and spend the last year as a chief resident on one of our three vascular surgery services.
Residents rotate at three hospitals in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area:
- MedStar Washington Hospital Center
- MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
- Veterans Administration Medical Center
Average cumulative annual caseload is more than 2,200 interventions that span the full spectrum of vascular care. The goal of the residency is to produce a physician capable of comprehensive management of patients with vascular disease.
Residents are exposed to a robust educational 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. Residents in our traditional two-year program have graduated with an extensive clinical case load, have 100 percent first time pass rate on their qualifying and certification examinations and have been successful in obtaining both academic and private practice positions.