The six person faculty that makes up the Division of Vascular and Endovascular surgery is very interested in the development of our residents. Many of us have won teacher of the year awards over our years of teaching. We all hold faculty appointments at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Residents have a core reading curriculum that is updated yearly, and is rotation and level specific. This has been structured to be comprehensive over the 5 year training cycle. It is currently based on a single textbook and is highly manageable.
Core competencies are assessed, in the operating room, on the floors during walk rounds and in the clinic. The clinic is structured to allow for two 4 hours shifts per week for each level resident to participate and experience continuity of care. The clinic experience is centered at the Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital.
At present, not having a fellowship allows a unique opportunity for midlevel and senior residents to participate in advanced endovascular procedures. While this experience occurs at both campuses, the primary experience is at the Mount Sinai Roosevelt campus, while rotating on the Red Service.
A core curriculum is taught during Tuesday morning didactic sessions which are teleconferenced. These sessions are designed to have a two year rotating core curriculum, but are based on recent interesting cases. This is a senior resident driven session with Faculty moderation. This session gets good reviews annually from the residents.
For those potentially interested in the field of Vascular Surgery faculty mentoring is extensive.