The Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Methodist is a five-year program designed to train vascular surgeons so that they can provide personalized comprehensive and the highest quality surgical care and become eligibility for the Primary Certificate in Vascular Surgery. We have a long tradition as leaders in vascular surgery through the efforts of Drs. Michael DeBakey and Stanley Crawford and are the first accredited integrated residency program in Texas. The program is designed to provide the incoming resident with a comprehensive general surgery experience at The Methodist Hospital and Herman Memorial Hospital and to develop the resident's ability to diagnose and treat diseases of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems. The clinical educational experiences allow the resident to excel in multidisciplinary communication and professionalism.
The goal of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program is to provide the resident with a broad base of knowledge and skills in all aspects of general and vascular surgery concerning the pre-operative operative and postoperative care of the both a general surgical and vascular surgical patient. The general surgery rotations provide the resident with a high volume and balanced experience in open and laparoscopic surgery and surgical critical care. The vascular surgery clinical portfolio provides a high volume balanced experience of open and endovascular cases with an emphasis on complex interventions, comprehensive exposure to ultrasound and cross-sectional imaging, training in vascular medicine and experience in the management of inpatients and outpatients. Residents have the opportunity to spend two years in research between years two and three. Faculty mentors guide the residents' research efforts and there is ample opportunity to conduct, present and publish clinical research. Our faculty is nationally recognized, clinically busy and dedicated to the pursuit of academics and the education of academic surgeons. Upon completion of the program, residents will be proficient and knowledgeable in the indications and the technical skills to perform procedures requiring traditional open and catheter based technology and will be prepared to enter an academic position in vascular surgery. Two residents are accepted annually through the National residency matching program.
In order to qualify for the residency in Integrated Vascular Surgery, applicants must have graduated from medical school within the last 3 years from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school in the U.S. or Canada. Foreign medical graduates must have completed a Fifth Pathway program and meet eligibility requirements listed in the application process section of this website.
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About the Vascular Surgery Division
As members of the internationally recognized Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, the physicians of the Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates (MCSA) are leading the way in cardiovascular disease. Working in state-of-the art facilities, using some of the most sophisticated technology and collaborating with world-renowned physicians and researchers from other areas, members of MCSA have access to some of the best treatments available today.
The goal of the Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates is to apply new technologies with sound clinical judgement. They explore integrating all minimally invasive cardiovascular therapies such as robotics, endoscopy, catheter-based therapies and image-guided therapies, with traditional open surgery to provide the best possible treatment for the individual. Their knowledge of diseases, experience with traditional treatment options and access to cutting edge modalities distinguish these surgeons from other cardiovascular interventionalists.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.