Vascular Surgery Residency
The mission and aim of the Maine Medical Center program is to provide comprehensive training, knowledge, and skills needed for the independent practice of all aspects of vascular surgery. The focus is clinically oriented with a strong foundation in all aspects of open and endovascular surgery, critical care, and core general surgery principles. As one of the major teaching hospitals of Tufts School of Medicine, we also incorporate a strong focus on academics, with weekly case conferences, journal club, vascular lab, and VSCORE-based didactics, and we encourage our trainees to participate on one of the division’s many active clinical or basic science research projects. During the first three years of the program, rotations are incrementally split between a busy vascular surgery service and core general surgical-based rotations critical to the development of a well-rounded vascular surgeon. There is time as a mid-level resident for elective rotations of the trainee’s interests to complement their vascular education. The fourth and fifth year will serve as senior residency years in Vascular Surgery, allowing the resident to run their own service; this culminates in the guided but autonomous chief rotation in the final months of the PGY5 year, during which the chief resident essentially runs their own vascular practice in anticipation for their impending practice as an attending. The integrated vascular residency program is ACGME approved and designed to enable eligibility for certification in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery.