Continuing Education

Professional Meetings/Educational Conferences Off Campus

Two didactic vascular conferences are held weekly in collaboration with interventional radiology and vascular medicine at HUP and the general and vascular surgery sections at the V.A. Medical Center. In addition, a monthly Vascular Surgical course has been developed in which members of the vascular surgical, Interventional Radiological, Vascular Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation attending and resident staff as well as invited speakers present lectures on selected topics relating to the pathophysiology and management of vascular disease. This course is attended by the vascular surgical team, as well as members of other surgical services in addition to those listed above. The Vascular resident is also responsible for regularly scheduled presentations at morbidity/mortality conference, surgical grand rounds, and resident and student teaching seminars.

Through constant interaction with the vascular surgical faculty and with other members of the School of Medicine Faculty in frequent unit conferences, intra-operative teaching, daily service rounds, weekly clinical management conferences, monthly vascular grand rounds, and other educational opportunities the vascular resident receives a broad and intensive experience in the art and science of vascular surgery. The basic science course provides a valuable didactic forum to review the fundamentals of current surgical science and surgical grand rounds provides updates focused on the leading edge of knowledge in surgery.

The Penn Medical Center and Health Systems Network, through its diversified Faculty and substantial facilities integrates research, teaching and clinical practice. This vast resource, which includes the School of Medicine, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, provides an outstanding educational environment for the vascular surgeon in training. Additionally, on campus is located the rest of the University of Pennsylvania, including the basic science departments, the other graduate schools, and the Leonard Davis Institute for health economics among other resources.