Education is a priority for our trainees. The vascular team (fellows, residents, and faculty) meet Mondays from 7:00 to 11:00 for our protected educational conference series. This consists of an indications conference during which the cases for the upcoming week are reviewed, Morbidity and Mortality, and clinical case-based and professional development lectures. The Journal club is conducted monthly and includes a bio-statistics review series to support our residents’ ongoing research efforts.
Our professional development and resident wellness lectures include topics such as leadership, career development, contract negotiation, radiation safety, and operating room ergonomics. Residents and trainees are provided the necessary resources to succeed in their training (loupes, lead, textbooks, hand-held doppler). Our education curriculum follows the V-SCORE curriculum and Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery.
Trainees also participate in bimonthly simulation sessions at the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). This is an important component of education and includes skills training in the fundamentals of endovascular and open technique through the use of simulators and cadaver labs. Residents and faculty also participate in a bimonthly open operative surgical conference in preparation for practice and certifying exams.