Course director: Margaret (Megan) Tracci, MD
Attendings: Gilbert Upchurch, MD
Irving Kron, MD
John Kern, MD
Ivan Crosby, MD
Kenneth Cherry, MD
All students rotating on the vascular surgery service should be able to:
1. Incorporate a thorough vascular and pulse exam into the history and physical exam.
2. Discuss the risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease.
3. Describe the diagnostic evaluation, including noninvasive vascular studies and imaging options, for and the indications for intervention for carotid stenosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection and peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
4. Describe basic principles of operative and endovascular intervention for remedy of vascular surgical problems including carotid stenosis, AAA, aortic dissection and peripheral arterial occlusive disease
5. Describe the basic pathophysiology and management of thoracic outlet syndrome and venous occlusive disease (including May-Thurner and Paget-Schrotter syndromes and deep venous thrombosis).
All medical students are expected to attend the Multidisciplinary Vascular/Interventional Radiology teaching conference at 7:00 am on Fridays, which is followed at 7:45 by the Vascular Surgery Case Conference. All students are also expected to attend weekday teaching rounds in the TCV PO beginning at 8:15 am. On the inpatient service, students are expected to participate in daily work rounds with the residents and to be involved in the day-to-day management of inpatients on the service. In the clinic, students are expected to participate in the evaluation of outpatients. Students are expected to prepare for and participate in operative procedures on the service and to subsequently follow the patients whose operations they attend throughout the duration of their hospital stay.