College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Vascular Surgery

Title of Clerkship: Vascular Surgery 

Elective Type: Acting Internship

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: University Medical Center

Course Number: SURG 714

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 2

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

Elective Description/Requirements:
This course is designed to further enhance the M4 students knowledge of vascular disease process with the physiological approach to understanding the pre and post-operative patient with vascular disease. Particular emphasis is on fluid, clotting mechanisms, renal, pulmonary, and cardiac status. The student will spend time in the operating room and the vascular lab to learn techniques and interpretation of vascular studies. Students will be required to perform at least 3 full H&P’s and 3 discharge summaries.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Independently perform a focused and comprehensive history and physical examination focusing on vascular disease. (EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4)
  2. Manage patients with vascular disease. (EPOs: PC-5, PC-6, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7)
  3. Discuss the management of fluids, clotting mechanisms, renal, pulmonary, and cardiac status. (EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-4, MK-7)
  4. Discuss the hemodynamics as seen in the vascular laboratory. (EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-4, MK-7)
  5. Assist in angiographic studies. (EPOs: PC-5)
  6. Interpret diagnostic studies including, angiographic studies and vascular lab procedures (EPOs: PC-1, PC-3, IPC-1, IPC-2)
  7. Discuss  the treatment of vascular disease. (EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-4, MK-7)
  8. Manage and monitor the pre and postoperative vascular patient. (EPOs: PC-5, PC-6, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7)
  9. Accurately present patient information concerning the patient’s condition, progress and results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. (EPOs: PC-6, MK-7, PC-1, PC-3, IPC-1, IPC-2)
  10. Write a complete and accurate daily progress note including interpretation of results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. (EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3)

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. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests/use and interpretation
  3. Small group discussion
  4. Case studies
  5. Ambulatory care experience
  6. Grand Rounds
  7. Teaching Rounds
  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

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Surgery clerkship.

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. A call schedule will be arranged per individual. 

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 7/21/23