Rotation Descriptions

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Introduction to Endovascular Surgery and Vascular Lab Boston Medical Center
(Year 1: 2 months)

The goal of the rotation is to provide introductory exposure to the techniques and indications for endovascular procedures. There will also be exposure to open surgical procedures. In addition, trainees will learn vascular ultrasound and noninvasive imaging interpretation (required for vascular surgery board certification). Trainees will practice in the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as the vascular laboratory.

VA Vascular Surgery – Boston VA Medical Center
(Year 1: 8 months)

The goal of this rotation is to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding of fundamental and advanced aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery in the first year of fellowship. In addition to open surgical training, the Boston VA Medical Center at the West Roxbury Campus is equipped with a state-of-the-art advanced hybrid operating room, allowing for treatment of peripheral arterial disease, complex aortic diseases, carotid stenosis, and acute and chronic deep venous diseases. Trainees will have the opportunity to develop and hone their technical skills and surgical judgment through active participation in all aspects of patient care and clinical rounds. By the completion of the rotation, the vascular surgery fellow will have a strong foundation in all aspects of vascular surgical patient care, and the necessary training for continued growth in the specialty.

Boston Medical Center Vascular Surgery – Boston Medical Center
(Year 1: 2 months)

During the middle of the first year, for two months, the fellow will rotate from the Boston VA Medical Center back to Boston Medical Center (BMC), switching with the second-year fellow. The first-year vascular surgery fellow will begin to take on responsibility for running the Vascular Surgery Service at BMC, further advancing and refining their knowledge and skills. BMC is equipped with complex open surgical capabilities and a state-of-the art advanced hybrid operating room. Additionally, BMC serves as a major trauma referral center, increasing trainee exposure to high-acuity vascular problems. The first-year fellow will take a primary role in the surgical management of a wide variety of vascular surgical problems, often employing open surgical, endovascular, or hybrid approaches.

Boston Medical Center Vascular Surgery – Boston Medical Center
(Year 2: 10 months)

With extensive support, the second-year vascular surgery fellow runs the high-volume Vascular Surgery Service at Boston Medical Center. The case mix includes all aspects of vascular surgery, both open and endovascular. The second-year fellow is expected to function as, and is treated like, a junior partner to the faculty. Involvement in a research project is strongly encouraged. Trainees will complete their training confident in the ability to independently practice as vascular surgeons in the setting of their choice.

VA Vascular Surgery – Boston VA Medical Center
(Year 2: 2 months)

The second-year fellow will rotate back to the Boston VA Medical Center in the middle of the second year. The goal of this rotation is to refine both advanced open and endovascular skills with the VA faculty.

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