Because vascular surgery is an integral part of the general surgery rotation(s) at Sinai, we designed a specific rotation to provide the resident with a high-volume vascular surgery experience and one-on-one training with our vascular surgeons, during their PGY-IV year. During this rotation, the resident will be able to follow patients from their pre-operative evaluation (office and hospital setting) and to their post-operative visits (Vascular Surgery office/attending clinic). The surgical resident will team with the vascular attendings and perform a variety of operative cases (emergent and elective) at different local hospitals. To maintain the concept of continuity of care, the resident will follow the Vascular Surgery attending on-call to round on the inpatients at those facilities. During office hours, the resident will be exposed to clinical evaluation and interpretation of non-invasive vascular and angiography studies. This rotation will also expose the resident to the specifics of delivering surgical care in a group private practice setting, including office hours and coverage of more than one hospital for elective and emergent care.
During the rotation, the residents will participate in the following educational activities: weekly surgery core and specialty curriculum, surgery M&M and resident case-based lecture series, and monthly Hopkins operative skills lab.