Vascular Surgery Residency
The Maine Medical Center vascular surgery residency program provides comprehensive training, knowledge and skills needed for the independent practice of all aspects of vascular surgery. Our focus is clinically oriented with a strong foundation in all aspects of open and endovascular surgery, critical care and core general surgery principles.Our program is ACGME approved and designed to enable eligibility for certification in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
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. We also encourage residents 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 vascular surgery service and core general surgical-based rotations critical to the development of a well-rounded vascular surgeon. Mid-level residents will have time for elective rotations in areas of clinical interest 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.