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Program Description

The Jobst Vascular Institute Vascular Surgery Fellowship is a 24-month program designed to meet the three primary objectives needed to achieve a specialty certification in general vascular surgery:

  • Perform a broad range of conventional open vascular surgical procedures
  • Acquire endovascular skills and perform catheter-based diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to master this expanding area of vascular therapeutics and qualify for credentialing in the full scope of endovascular procedures
  • Gain in-depth experience in all aspects of the noninvasive vascular diagnostic laboratory

The entire 24-month period is spent in clinical experience. ProMedica Toledo Hospital is a tertiary care hospital and referral center for a 21-county area in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. JVI is prepared to evaluate and treat all vascular conditions. The vascular surgery service performs more than 2000 cases annually with sufficient variety to meet the needs of a fellow in training. No general surgery residents rotate to the vascular surgery service. The JVI Vascular Surgery Fellowship is approved by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Clinical research is actively incorporated into the fellowship program. Rotations are two months in duration, allowing the fellow to provide continuity of patient care management from preoperative visits through surgery and including the postoperative period. In addition, fellows spend a two-month rotation in the ICAVL-accredited Jobst Vascular Laboratory, which performs more than 19,000 diagnostic evaluations each year.

Education conferences are held weekly and include clinical, morbidity/mortality, interesting cases and endovascular conferences. The Journal Club meets six times per year. Basic Science lectures are jointly presented with the University of Michigan. Topics include anatomy, embryology, vascular biology, microbiology, physiology, and pathology. Both classical and current literature are integrated throughout the curriculum. Vascular surgery fellows are responsible for organizing the weekly clinical conference and are encouraged to submit research projects to national and international vascular societies for presentation, and to peer-reviewed journals for publication.

The JVI Vascular Surgery Fellowship program uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Visit the Association of American Medical Colleges to connect to the ERAS program. JVI uses the National Resident Matching Program for the matching process.

The fellowship year begins on July 1 of each year. For more information on the application process, please contact the office of Dr. Anthony J. Comerota, Program Director, at 1-800-39-JOBST or marilyn.gravett@promedica.org.