- The goals of the residency program assure that upon completion of the full program the resident will have all the clinical education and experience needed to prepare him/her for certification by the American Board of Vascular Surgery, will have clinical exposure needed to obtain competence in vascular surgery and lay a foundation for safe and compassionate patient care for a lifetime of self education in their chosen fields.
- To learn all of the core competencies and incorporate these into daily practice:
- Patient care
- Medical knowledge
- Practice –based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Systems-based practice
- To have the vascular resident develop the didactic and experiential database and judgment with which to evaluate and treat patients with vascular disease at the level of a board certified specialist.
- To attain competence in the outpatient evaluation and treatment of patients with vascular disease.
- To attain competence in the operative and non-operative treatment of patients with vascular disease.
- To attain competence in both endovascular and open vascular procedures, including the appropriate pre-procedural evaluation, procedural conduct and post procedural care and follow-up of the patients. This is to include the judgment and skill needed to discern what course of care would be best for each patient, including non-operative therapy.
- To develop a pattern of continual education to keep abreast of the developments and improvements in our field to maintain delivery of state of the art care.
- To have sufficient didactic and experiential exposure and training in the noninvasive vascular laboratory to develop the knowledge and skill to enable the graduating vascular resident to be able to sit for the ARDMS examination and attain RVT or RPVI certification and be prepared to be the director of a noninvasive vascular laboratory.
- To have adequate didactic and experiential exposure and training in the conception, design, conduct, regulatory monitoring, safety, analysis and reporting of clinical research trials to be prepared to act as a principal investigator on human clinical trials in an appropriate, responsible, safe, compliant and effective fashion and to advance our understanding of vascular disease itself and how to manage patients afflicted with vascular disease.