Pre-Intern Training for Vascular Residents

This course is designed to teach 4th-year medical students matched into integrated vascular surgery residencies the skills that will allow them to be functional on the floor and in the OR from their first day. Pre-intern Training features hands-on and didactic learning to build attendees’ skills and confidence in a range of practical vascular surgery topics.


Attendees have access to a playlist which includes a full curriculum in vascular surgery for integrated residents, MCQs and technical videos. They receive assignments to study online material before arriving in Houston as preparation for hands-on training.

Target Audience

Fourth-year medical students who have matched into integrated vascular residency programs will benefit from this training.

Learning Objectives

In just three days, attendees learn how to gown and scrub, recognize instruments and devices, place central lines, do ABIs and master basic suturing techniques. Workshops cover:


  • Applied anatomy
  • Vascular exposure and managing complications
  • Basic ultrasound principles
  • Ultrasound-guided access
  • Endovascular techniques
  • Radiation safety


Limited funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis. A stipend of $200 may be offered towards travel for out-of-town attendees (airfare and airport shuttle). To qualify for the stipend, attendees must stay for the entire duration of the course.


Curious about what you might expect? Please visit our collection of video lectures and photos from the 2016 program.

upcoming events

2023 Program

The 2022 Pre-Intern Training for Vascular Residents will take place June 5-7, 2023, at the Houston Methodist Research Institute’s state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM).

To pre-register, go to

Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM)
6670 Bertner Ave., 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030