Curriculum

The two-year training program is divided into four rotations of three months each. The outpatient rotation is at the vascular center.

Outpatient Rotation

  • Non-invasive vascular imaging
  • CT angiography
  • Venous disease management
  • Wound care
  • Outpatient office visits
  • Opportunity to participate in risk reduction management

There are two rotations at the Greenville Memorial Hospital on the inpatient service. One is the classical open vascular surgical service performing approximately 2,000 procedures per year. The other service is dedicated to endovascular procedures were approximately 1,500 procedures are performed per year and include carotid angioplasty and stenting and aortic stent grafting.

The fourth of the three-month rotations is done at an affiliated hospital staffed by GHS vascular surgeons. During this rotation, the vascular surgery resident will participate in all aspects of vascular patient care, including imaging, in and out-patient management and both open and endovascular procedures.

Active Conference Schedule

  • Vascular Teaching Conference
  • Vascular Journal Club
  • Endovascular Conference
  • Vascular Lab Correlation Conference
  • Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conference

The vascular resident is expected to do clinical research and there is an experienced staff to assist in research projects. The vascular service has at their disposal a designated endovascular operating room and three interventional radiology suites used by the vascular surgery faculty members who train the vascular resident in endovascular skills.

The non-invasive vascular lab is both an in and outpatient facility that performs more than 20,000 procedures annually. The vascular surgery resident will be instructed in vascular imaging and interpretation and will interpret more than 1,000 studies per year and will become a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) upon completion of the program.