College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Vascular Surgery

Title of Clerkship: Vascular Surgery 

Elective Type: Acting Internship

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Trinity Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Course Number: SURG 737

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1

Faculty: Dr. Michael Heidenreich and Dr. Chinmaya Shelgikar

Elective Description/Requirements:
This course is designed to further enhance the M4 student’s 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. Describe the differential diagnosis and management of patients with vascular disease. (EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-4, 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. Explain and demonstrate how to assist in angiographic studies. (EPOs: PC-5)
  6. Interpret diagnostic studies including, angiographic studies and vascular lab procedures. (EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3)
  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 disease 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 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 Core Competencies and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests-use/interpretation
  3. Small group discussions
  4. Case studies
  5. Ambulatory care experience
  6. Grand rounds
  7. Teaching rounds
  8. Residency program/departmental 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. Students must apply and be accepted by completing the application form.

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 may be arranged per individual faculty member.

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 9/28/23