The Importance of Venous Case Requirements for the Vascular Trainee

The Importance of Venous Case Requirements for the Vascular Trainee

By: Steven D. Abramowitz, MD and Angela A. Kokkosis, MD
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

In 2005, integrated vascular surgery residency (0+5) programs became the fourth approved training pathway granting a primary certificate in vascular surgery from the American Board of Surgeons. This novel paradigm represents a modern approach to vascular surgery training. Aside from shortening total training time, the model allows for a greater amount of time dedicated to comprehensive vascular education. However, despite this progressive paradigm, training requirements remain antiquated.  Read More...