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.
UC Davis Cardiothoracic Surgery Division provides clinical training for residents in the management of cardiac diseases.
Vascular Surgery residents will learn inpatient and outpatient care of cardiac surgery patients, experience intraoperative roles, commensurate with their level of training, and they will receive instruction in the scientific physiologic mechanisms. Residents function as members of a critical care team that involves high-level intensive care unit patient management, step-down unit patient care management, and intraoperative decision making and basic surgical technical skills development. It is intended that at the completion of their rotations, the residents will have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of cardiac surgery patient care management and be familiar with typical forms of cardiac surgery techniques, including cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass or extracorporeal membrane oxygenator support.
UC Davis Interventional Radiology
UC Davis Department of Radiology is a full partner in the UC Davis Vascular Center. Interventional radiologists see outpatients in the Vascular Center clinic. Interventional radiologists participate actively in joint quality improvement activities involving vascular surgery and other disciplines.
Vascular Surgery residents will have the opportunity to learn additional imaging and interventional skills on the interventional radiology rotation.
UC Davis Interventional Cardiology
UC Davis Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is a full partner in the UC Davis Vascular Center, with the participation of interventional cardiologists and a vascular medicine specialist, who see outpatients in the Vascular Center clinic. They participate actively in teaching joint quality improvement activities involving vascular surgery and other disciplines.
Vascular Surgery residents will have the opportunity to learn additional imaging and interventional skills on the interventional cardiology rotation.