College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Vascular Surgery

Title of Clerkship: Vascular Surgery 

Elective Type: Third Year Elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: University Medical Center

Course Number: SURG 762

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1

Faculty: Munier Nazzal, M.D. and  Mohamed Osman, M.D.

Elective Description/Requirements:
The student will be integrated on the vascular surgery service and will be exposed to the surgery of the vascular disease process with the physiological approach to understanding the basics of the pre and post-operative patient with vascular disease.  Students will shadow with vascular surgery residents and attending physicians.  The focus will be the development of understanding the pathophysiology of both venous and arterial diseases.  Students will spend time in the noninvasive vascular laboratory to understand the techniques and the basics of interpreting noninvasive vascular studies.  Students will also round on inpatients in the hospital, see patients in an ambulatory setting in clinic and participate in the operating room.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Perform a surgical history and physical examination focusing on vascular disease. (EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4)
  2. Synthesize and discuss a working knowledge of the patient’s vascular disease focusing on pertinent pathology and noninvasive vascular laboratory information. (EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-1, MK-4, MK-7)
  3. Describe key issues in managing pre and postoperative  patients with vascular disease. (EPOs: PC-8, PC-9, PC-10)
  4. Interpret diagnostic studies including diagnostic arteriograms and noninvasive vascular laboratory procedures. (EPOs: PC1, PC-3, IPC-1, IPC-2)
  5. Accurately present patient information concerning the patient’s condition, progress and results of laboratory and vascular studies. (EPOs: PC-1, PC-3, IPC-1, IPC-2)
  6. Write a complete and accurate daily progress note including interpretation of results of laboratory and radiographic imaging studies. (EPOs: PC-1, PC-3, IPC-1, IPC-2)

Professionalism: UT/COMLS students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Education Program Objectives and Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Operating room instruction
  2. Interpretation of lab data
  3. Diagnostic tests/use and interpretation
  4. Small group discussion
  5. Teaching rounds
  6. Case studies
  7. Ambulatory care experience
  8. Residency program/department conferences

Evaluation methods Employed:

  1. Clinical competency evaluations
  2. Faculty/Resident observation
  3. Professional assessments
  4. Attendance
  5. Case write up or presentation

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Yrs. 1&2, passing USMLE Step 1, completion of Bridge Course.

Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements: Participation in night call is recommended, because many cases come in after hours.

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 7/21/23