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.






8am - 4pm Dr. Kern clinic

OR Time- Dr. Cherry

IR Time – Dr. Upchurch

8am - 4pm Vein Clinic - Dr. Tracci

8am -12 Dr. Kron clinic

12:30- 4pm Dr. Upchurch clinic

OR Time- Dr. Tracci

OR Time- Dr. Kern

7am General Surgery M & M

8am General Surgery Grand Rounds

9am - 5pm Dr. Cherry clinic

OR Time Dr. Upchurch

IR Time- Dr. Tracci

6:30am Vascular Surgery conference

IR Time-Dr Upchurch

OR Time Dr. Cherry

3pm - 4pm  Dr. Tracci clinic


7am - 9am Multidisciplinary Conference (Vascular Surgery/IR) Conference

8am - 3:30pm Dr. Tracci  clinic

Alternate with

8am - 3:30pm Dr. Upchurch clinic

8am - 4pm Vein Clinic Dr. Tracci













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 (2) two positions annually and accept applications via ERAS system during the fellowship match season which runs December – April.

Application: General Surgery Residents apply during their 4th year in general surgery via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 5:2 program.  Applicants who successfully complete a general surgery residency program accredited by ACGME will be considered.

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: 

  • Contact the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) or call NRMP at 21o2- 862-6077 for information or registration process 
  • We participate in NRMP via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the yearly application process 
  • The Vascular Surgery Residency is accredited by the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Surgery 

For additional questions or information, please contact our Residency Coordinator via telephone or email:
Christine C. Morrison RN MSN
Vascular Surgery Residency Coordinator
Phone 434-982-0332

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.

2015 Vascular Surgery Residency Candidates for 2016 NRMP

This coming vascular surgery season, there are two (2) vascular surgery positions open. Application Criteria:

  • Completed ERAS application form 
  • Demographics, past education, research experience, publications, VISA status, USMLE, current licensure  
  • 3 letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement 
  • USMLE scores
  • ABSITE scores 
  • Curriculum Vitae 

The faculty reviews the applications with a cumulative vote determining candidates to be invited to interview. Invitations are sent via email around January 15 th, 2015


Interview DATES for 2015:

Thursday March 5th, 2015 - Vascular Surgery Fellowship Candidate Reception/Dinner

Friday March 6 th, 2015 - Vascular Surgery fellowship Interviews


Wednesday March 11 th, 2015 - Vascular Surgery Fellowship Candidate Reception/Dinner

Thursday March 12 th, 2015 - Vascular Surgery Fellowship Interviews


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