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Residency - Vascular Surgery at MedStar Washington

About the Residency
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, and culminates in eligibility for certification in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Our Integrated Vascular Residency provides comprehensive education in both the core principles of surgery and extensive experience in open and endovascular surgery. In addition, there is exposure to vascular medicine, vascular laboratory and clinical research in vascular disease. As in our independent fellowship out integrated resident rotate at all three hospitals.

Vascular Surgery Rotations
Residents will spend 24 months in "core" surgery rotations, such as critical care, general surgery, plastic surgery and trauma, and 30 months in vascular surgery, as well as six months on "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. You can also see the chart at the bottom of this page for more details on the rotations.

Residents rotate at three hospitals in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area:

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center

Caseload
Average cumulative annual caseload is greater 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.

Educational program
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. See more about the fellowship and meet our program alumni.

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Vascular Surgery rotations: Combined open and endovascular (34 months)