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Vascular Surgery


  1. To become familiar with the recognition, natural history, and general and specific treatment of those vascular surgical conditions that one would expect to encounter in a general surgery practice in a community lacking the immediate availability of a vascular surgeon.
  2. To familiarize oneself with the pathophysiology of vascular surgical conditions, and the response of a patient to the various vascular surgery problems

Clinical Skills

Given a patient with a vascular surgical disease, the clerk will be able to do the following to the satisfaction of his/her supervisor(s):

  • Take a relevant history.
  • Perform an acceptable physical exam concentrating on the relevant areas.
  • Arrive at an appropriate differential diagnosis.

Cognitive Knowledge

  1. To gain a broad understanding of common elective and emergent vascular conditions in the following areas:
    • Carotid arterial occlusive disease.
    • Aortoiliac occlusive disease.
    • Femoral popliteal arterial occlusive disease.
    • Aneurysmal disease.
    • Venous disease.
  2. To gain a broad understanding of non-invasive vascular diagnosis and it's most common applications. To gain a broad understanding of the diagnosis of peripheral arterial and venous disease.
  3. To participate fully in the ambulatory and inpatient settings including clinic, wards and the operating room.