Integrated vascular surgery residency
Vascular surgery rotations at UC Davis Medical Center
Vascular Surgery Service
The vision of the program is to provide residents with a comprehensive educational experience, “Total Vascular Care.” The concept of Total Vascular Care includes three axes. First, there is clinical competence, provision of the sound medical care and appropriate procedures, from the simple to the most complex. Second, it considers the need to provide care in a collaborative, multispecialty and inter-professional environment. And third, it considers the continuum of care, with recognition of patients’ individual circumstances, their psychosocial needs, and the need for ongoing care over time.
Rotations on the vascular surgery services provide opportunities to work directly with the primary faculty and to focus on topics that are specifically relevant to the practice of vascular surgery. It will be during these rotations that additional learning activities will be preferentially scheduled, including hands-on vascular ultrasound training, skills training in the UC Davis Center for Virtual Care, procedural training in the animal laboratories, etc.
Goals and competencies at each level of training serve as the foundation for subsequent levels of training. Residents at more senior level of training will have the same goals and objective as those at a junior level, but the senior residents are expected to demonstrate a greater sophistication in their understanding and more refined techniques. Those procedures and tasks, for which the resident has demonstrated competency, may be delegated to others, with the resident taking on a teaching role.