Vascular Surgery Clinical Experience

We are committed to providing hands-on experience to our residents, and operative responsibilities are awarded progressively as ability develops. Residents work side by side with faculty members to provide excellent care for patients and to ensure a varied and thorough educational experience. Fellows are integral members of our Vascular Surgery care team and will work closely with general surgery residents (PGY2-4) rotating on the Vascular Surgery inpatient hospital service participating in preoperative evaluation, operative planning and execution, as well as post-operative care and follow-up. Our trainees are exposed to a diverse, high-volume case mix that encompasses the most up to date surgical, endovascular, and medical treatment for all forms of arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases. They will be exposed to treatment of all types of vascular disease in the hospital setting as well as the outpatient clinic and outpatient office-based surgery center. The case mix is broad and encompasses the full spectrum of vascular surgery from open and endovascular treatment of complex aortic aneurysms, to treatment of superficial venous disease in the office and wound care.  In addition, there are unique opportunities to become proficient in endovascular robotics, TCAR, limb salvage techniques, intervention for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, operative management of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Pelvic Congestions Syndrome, and embolization techniques.

This table lists the index category case logs required by the RRC and the number of cases performed annually at our institution.
Defined Category ACGME Minimum (2 years) DMC Volumes (2020-2021)
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair 20 79
Endovascular Therapeutic Procedures 80 1,494
Endovascular Diagnostic Procedures 100 1,006
Complex 10 161
Peripheral 45 98
Cerebrovascular 25 62
200 TCAR
Abdominal 30 55

In addition, the vascular fellows have access to the 2,273 vascular procedures performed annually by the Department of Vascular Surgery at Delray Medical Center which includes the RRC required index procedures as well as procedures for venous disease, dialysis access, and vascular trauma. The vascular surgery fellows also had opportunity to participate in 7,967 outpatient visits and 5,791 inpatient visits in 2021, and had access to review 8,168 vascular ultrasound studies performed by the Vascular Surgery Department last year.

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431