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Educational Goals

Jobst Vascular Institute attending surgeons participating in the vascular surgery fellowship believe:

  1. There is a large, sophisticated and growing body of knowledge about clinical vascular disease that must be integrated into vascular surgery practice.
  2. Technical expertise has a direct effect on the outcome of vascular surgery.
  3. Critical evaluation of treatment results, both technical and patient-based outcomes, improves care.
  4. The growing field of endovascular treatment and associated technology is an integral part of a vascular surgeon's practice.
  5. The expanding body of data of pharmacologic intervention demonstrating improved outcome in patients with vascular disease underscores the importance of proper pharmacologic management as part of the care of patients with vascular disease.

The goals of the JVI Vascular Surgery Fellowship are to clinically integrate these fundamental areas of vascular education and have the fellow apply them in a setting of graduated clinical responsibility. Specific activities to achieve these goals include:

  1. Working with attending vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists to learn at first hand different approaches that may be applied to achieve best results.
  2. Performing a large volume and wide variety of vascular surgical procedures including basic vascular operations and with less common procedures.
  3. Exposure to a large and varied surgical volume to acquire technical skill and achieve anatomical familiarity and knowledge of alternative strategies.
  4. Primary outpatient evaluation and follow-up and inpatient consultation.
  5. Active participation in the vascular diagnostic laboratory providing residents with experience in imaging and physiologic tests used for the diagnosis of vascular disease.
  6. Supervised interpretation of vascular laboratory testing data with linkage to quality assurance review.
  7. Patient assessment for endovascular procedures including special emphasis on expertise in modern vascular imaging techniques for the purpose of endovascular procedural planning.
  8. Participation in catheter-based endovascular procedures including arteriography, venography, vascular access and guidewire techniques, angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, laser treatment, radiofrequency ablation, and endovascular grafting for occlusive and aneurysm disease.
  9. Presentation at case- and topic-oriented conferences, vascular journal club, research seminars and basic science conferences.
  10. With appropriate faculty guidance, residents will complete independent, hypothesis-driven clinical (or basic) research relevant to vascular disease.
  11. Attendance at local, regional and national vascular society scientific programs.

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