UVA Vascular Surgery Residency Curriculum
The primary goals of the Vascular Surgery residency at the
University of Virginia are to educate and train the next generation of
vascular surgeons. In order to achieve the educational goals, the
primary focus is on operative and endovascular experiences for the
resident and the early and increased autonomy for them as they gain
experience in the pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative
care and management of vascular surgical patients. As part of the
program there are several didactic conferences.
08-16 Dr. Kern clinic
OR Time- Dr. Cherry
IR Time – Dr. Upchurch
08-12 Dr. Kron clinic
1230-1600 Dr. Upchurch clinic
OR Time- Dr. Tracci
OR Time- Dr. Kern
0700 General Surgery M & M
0800 General Surgery Grand Rounds
09-1700 Dr. Cherry clinic
OR Time Dr. Upchurch
IR Time- Dr. Tracci
0630 Vascular Surgery conference
IR Time-Dr Upchurch
OR Time Dr. Cherry
13-1600 Dr. Tracci clinic
07-09 Multidisciplinary Conference (Vascular Surgery/IR) Conference
08-1330 Dr. Tracci clinic
08-1330 Dr. Upchurch clinic
Through participation in weekly interdisciplinary clinical conferences (see table) residents are exposed to a wide variety of ideas and perspectives regarding the treatment of vascular diseases. The residents will present topics for discussion at clinical case conference, multidisciplinary conferences and at local and national vascular surgery meetings. Each vascular surgery resident will attend one national scientific conference and one regional conference or educational course annually. It is the goal of the vascular surgery faculty to teach by example, and with daily contact, demonstrate at all times the highest level of integrity, professionalism, dedication to service and compassion toward those entrusted in their care.
At the University of Virginia we participate in the vascular surgical match coordinated through the NRMP. We have (1) one position annually and accept applications via ERAS system during the fellowship match season which runs December – April. Applicants are considered after they fulfill one of the 3 outlined options below.
1. Successfully completed general surgery residency program accredited the ACGME. Application: General Surgery Residents apply during their 4th year in general surgery via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 5:2 program
2. Successfully completed general surgery residency portion of the Early Specialization Program (ESP) that has been approved by the Review Committee. In the ESP, four years of general surgery are completed before entering the vascular surgery residency in the same institution. Up to one year of credit toward the vascular surgery residency can be achieved in the first four years of the ESP.
Application: A general surgery resident applies directly to the Vascular surgery PD in same institution as the general surgery program. 4:3 ESP program
3. A minimum of three years of education with progressive responsibility in a general surgery residency program and three years of education with progressive responsibility in vascular surgery, both within the same institution, accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The last year of the program must comprise chief resident responsibility on the vascular surgery service at an integrated site.
Application: UVA does not have an approved ACGME 3:3 program
Interested applicants will have their applications are viewed by faculty members in Division of Vascular and endovascular Surgery and select number of individuals are invited to interview at the University each year. There are typically two (2) interview dates in late winter/early spring each year. Following the interview process, the faculty meet and determine the rank order then submit to the NRMP in anticipation of May match.
To initiate your application to the University of Virginia Vascular surgery residency program, please note the following:
The educational philosophy and approach at UVA is that all residents are mature learners who have control over their environment, circumstances, and education. A faculty goal is to remove obstacles to learning and to actively participate in teaching. This approach requires a commitment to teaching at all levels.
2012 Vascular Surgery Residency Candidates for 2013 NRMP
This coming vascular surgery season, there is ONE (1) vascular surgery position open for applications. Application Criteria:
Interview DATES for 2012:
Thursday March 29 - Vascular Surgery Fellowship Candidate Reception/Dinner
Friday March 30 - Vascular Surgery fellowship Interviews
Thursday April 12 - Vascular Surgery Fellowship Candidate Reception/Dinner
Friday April 13 - Vascular Surgery Fellowship Interviews