Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Sites: MGH
Directors: Cambria, Richard Paul; LaMuraglia, Glenn Michael
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
This course is designed to stimulate an interest in vascular and endovascular surgery. The student will participate in the initial evaluation, operation and post-operative care of patients with a wide range of vascular diseases. Operative participation is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to scrub in on complex aortic reconstructions, endovascular stent grafts, cerebral and peripheral vascular procedures and will be expected to participate in their patient's post-operative care. Responsibilities will be those of a surgery sub-intern.
Learning Goals:
Gain insite into the complexities of vascular disease.
Become familiar with the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative management of vascular patients.
To know the basic studies performed in a vascular lab and understand how they are used in the care of vascular patients.
To understand the basic surgical principles of arterial revascularization.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
We have several didactic and interactive conferences each week during which we discuss patient management and vascular surgery topics with residents and attendings supporting their plans with current literature.
Evaluation is performed by the surgeons with whom the student has had contact. They are based on student participation, interest and demonstration of scholarly activity.
Grade Criteria:
High Honors:
Criteria are based on HMS recommendations
Criteria are based on HMS recommendations
Criteria are based on HMS recommendations
Criteria are based on HMS recommendations
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