- 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.
- To familiarize oneself with the pathophysiology of vascular surgical conditions, and the response of a patient to the various vascular surgery problems
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To participate fully in the ambulatory and inpatient settings including clinic, wards and the operating room.