Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/University Hospital began a five-year integrated vascular surgery residency program on July 1, 2009. The integrated track is aimed at successful graduates of an accredited medical or osteopathic school who wish to specialize in the field of vascular surgery. The program is 5 years in length and includes 24 months of core surgical training and 36 months of vascular training. The curriculum stresses core education in the management of surgical patients with complex illnesses, and advanced education to develop competency in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with vascular disease.
The goal of core surgery education is to ensure that the vascular resident is competent in the comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with complex illnesses and the basic surgical skills used in the treatment of cardiovascular, thoracic, abdominal and soft tissue diseases. Upon completion of PGY-2, the surgical resident should have acquired the knowledge and skills outlined below to facilitate quality patient care and ensure patient safety. The knowledge and skills should serve as the foundation for further education and training in vascular surgery.
The vascular resident will rotate through some of the standard surgery rotations during the first two postgraduate years: General surgery to include gastrointestinal surgery, surgical oncology, endocrine surgery and laparoscopic surgery at the primary hospitals (University of Cincinnati Medical Center and VA Medical Center); trauma; anesthesiology; critical care; plastic surgery; cardiac and thoracic surgery; and transplant surgery. The goals of these rotations are similar to the goals of the first two years of general surgical training with some additional rotations intended specifically to augment the knowledge and skills expected of a vascular surgeon such as vascular body imaging (CTA, MRA and other techniques) and cardiology (both on outpatient and inpatient rotations). The final (chief resident) year will be dedicated to vascular and endovascular rotations.
Weekly, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Weekly, Department of Surgery, Morbidity & Mortality Conference
Weekly, Preoperative Conference & Vascular Morbidity & Mortality
Weekly, Vascular Education Conference (Journal Club, Attending Didactics, VESAP Resident Conference)
Monthly, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory Noon Conference
Monthly, Vascular Project / Research Noon Conference
Monthly, Simulation / Surgical Skills Laboratory
Jonathan Bath, MD, Program Director
George H. Meier, III, MD, Associate Program Director
Read about UC Medical Center’s new Hybrid Operating Room, a combination angiogram suite and operating room.
Visit the UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute website.