Program Introduction for Interviewing Vascular Surgery Residents

The Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is dedicated to training future leaders in the specialty of Vascular Surgery through a graduated, incremental experience at the forefront of open and endovascular surgery. This experience is coupled with a comprehensive academic curriculum and weekly unrivaled 4-hour educational conference.

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We have everything that you would expect a major academic center to have, from inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, to a cardiac Cath lab. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is a beautiful institution and provides a welcoming collegial atmosphere.

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Trainees hone their academic development through a dedicated research year designed to pursue health services/outcomes research and earn a masters degree at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center remains among the first programs in the United States to enact this training paradigm and now has an established track record of producing academic leaders in vascular surgery.

Vascular Surgery conferences

Teaching conferences are held each Monday from 7:00 to 11:00 am during protected time when all faculty and trainees can attend. Vascular residents actively participate and contribute to these conferences to establish their own decision-making and teaching skills. These conferences include:

  • Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) Grand Rounds
  • “How I Do It” Technical Pearl Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference
  • Multidisciplinary Stroke/Cerebrovascular Conference
  • Noninvasive Vascular Lab Curriculum
  • Preoperative Case Conference
  • Research Conference
  • Resilience Training
  • Simulation/Skills Curriculum
  • Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Quality Improvement Conference
  • Vascular Surgery Didactic Curriculum
  • VSAP Conference

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Research and program opportunities

Academic research year

Trainees have the opportunity to engage in full time research/academic development between the PGY-3 and PGY-4 clinical years. Foundational research skills and analytic techniques are acquired through the pursuit of a Master of Science degree at The Dartmouth Institute.

Residents hone these research techniques through participating in any of the multiple and diverse research endeavors within the Section of Vascular Surgery and are encouraged to take advantage of the collaborative mentorship from well-established researchers within the Section. Residents also have the option to collaborate within the robust Dartmouth academic community, which includes the Tuck School of Business, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the broader Dartmouth Health and Geisel School of Medicine communities.

Research support is provided to permit scientific presentations at conferences and academic symposia. The Section of Vascular Surgery and the Heart & Vascular Center provide full salary support for this dedicated academic experience and ensures that graduates from the program are equipped to incorporate tenets of surgical research and quality improvement into their careers.

History of our section

The integrated residency and fellowship programs at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center has a proud and sustained tradition of training academic leaders in Vascular Surgery. Our Section and Program, founded by Jack Cronenwett, has maintained an academically diverse faculty who have perennially succeeded in their educational roles and mission, cultivating a culture of clinical mentorship and scientific inquiry, optimal for fostering trainees in their career development.

We are proud of our section’s track record of significant accomplishment at the faculty level within our specialty:

  • 2 SVS presidents
  • 5 NESVS presidents
  • 6 Executive Council SVS/NESVS
  • 1 SVS Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 7 NIH/SVS/FDA grant funding
  • >30 clinical trials
  • JVS editors
  • Co-editor Rutherford
  • Founding site for Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE), VQI
  • Hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, podium presentations

Procedures and case volumes

Integrated-Vascular Surgery Case Volumes
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital Program - 4513221059
Resident: Vascular Residency 2020 Graduate

Vascular Procedures Total Minimum Requirement
Abdominal 67 30
Cerebrovascular 73 25
Peripheral 273 45
Complex 119 10
Endovascular Diagnostic 456 100
Endovascular Therapeutic 351 80
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair 69 20
Total Vascular Procedures 1408


Major/Minor Vascular Procedures Total Minimum Requirement
Major Vascular Procedures 885 250
Minor Vascular Procedures 832 0
Total Major/Minor Vascular Procedures 1717 0

Orientation, simulation, and skills labs

Two nurses simulate health care with dummy

We have a Patient Safety Training Center, also known as the "Sim Center."

There are skills labs, including suturing, laparoscopic and robotics training.

Match communication code of conduct

We follow the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) guidelines for the Match process. We will not contact you but are happy to hear from you and to answer questions you may have that are not answered during the application and interview process.

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Contact us

Phone: 603-650-4521 (Program Coordinator) (Program Director)

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