College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Vascular Surgery Acting Internship ProMedica

Title of Clerkship: Vascular Surgery

Elective Type: Acting Internship

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Promedica/Jobst Vascular Institute/The Toledo Hospital

Course Number: SURG 729

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 2

Faculty: Various TTH Vascular Surgery Faculty

Elective Description/Requirements:
Students will be assigned to one of two clinical vascular services. Students will function at an intern level and work up patients on their own, which will then be overseen by the vascular surgery fellows, surgical residents, and faculty rotating on the Vascular Service. There will be exposure to the full spectrum of vascular disease. Students should understand the pathophysiology of both arterial and venous disease by the competition of their rotation. Students will spend time in noninvasive vascular laboratory to understand the techniques and the basics of interpreting noninvasive vascular studies. Students will be required to take 2 overnight calls per month. Students will be required to perform at least 3 full H&P’s and 3 discharge summaries.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of the rotation the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate timeliness in obtaining examples of surgical history and physical examination focusing on the vascular system. EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, MK-1, MK-7
  2. Describe key issues in managing patients with vascular disease. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, PC-9, MK-7
  3. Describe fluid replacement, clotting mechanisms, renal pulmonary and cardiac status. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-2, MK-5
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of hemodynamics as revealed by noninvasive vascular laboratory studies. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-2, MK-5
  5. Interpret diagnostic studies including diagnostic arteriograms and noninvasive vascular laboratory procedures. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-5, MK-7
  6. Describe the management and monitoring of the postoperative vascular patient. EPOs: PC-8, MK-2
  7. Explain the patient’s vascular disease focusing on the pertinent pathology and noninvasive laboratory information. EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3
  8. Communicate concise, pertinent info at the time of handoff post call. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8
  9. Independently perform both focused and comprehensive history and physical exam. EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3

UT/COM 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. Operation room instruction
  2. Interpretation of lab data
  3. Diagnostic tests/use and interpretation
  4. Small group discussion
  5. Case studies
  6. Ambulatory care experience
  7. Grand Rounds
  8. Teaching Rounds
  9. Residency program/department conferences

Evaluation methods:

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

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Surgery clerkship.

Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements:
Rotation requires approval from clerkship director through the coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Approved by ECC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 2019

Last Updated: 1/22/23