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Vascular Surgery Residency

The integrated Vascular Surgery Residency program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides graduated, incremental training in both vascular and endovascular surgery. Trainees will also complete core requirements in general surgery. Please scroll down to read our mission statement and program aims.

This primary certificate program begins immediately after medical school and leads to certification in vascular surgery (but not general surgery) by the American Board of Surgery.

There is a single categorical five-year position available each year. There is an additional dedicated academic year to pursue health services/outcomes research and earn a masters degree at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). Additional opportunities to pursue basic science/bench research in vascular biology are also available for those trainees so inclined.

Mission

The Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency training program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is dedicated to training residents to become future leaders in the specialty of Vascular Surgery through a robust clinical and academic experience.

Program aims

The primary aim of the Dartmouth Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program is to educate and train vascular residents to capably and confidently practice all aspects of evidence based vascular surgery independently in all clinical settings. In addition, the training program provides and fosters a robust academic training environment to foster a culture of inquiry in which residents are exposed to and participate in surgical scholarship, quality improvement methodology, and research techniques (statistical analysis, clinical trial design, abstract, manuscript and grant preparation). Based on this comprehensive experience, we expect that our graduates will successfully obtain board certification from the American Board of Surgery and take on impactful professional roles within their respective vascular communities.

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