As a resident within Dalhousie’s Department of Surgery, you’ll be required to spend time rotating through our Vascular Surgery Division. Although there is no formal vascular training program, our surgical volume is high, and as a result, you’ll be exposed to a wide variety of procedures.
Since you’ll likely do these rotations during PGY1 or PGY2, this could be your first chance to work at a more senior level. During your rotation with us, you’ll gain experience in triaging patients, time management, and working with team members in other areas of healthcare. Your multidisciplinary team could include:
- vascular surgeons
- occupational therapists
- social workers
What you’ll learn
During your time in vascular surgery, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a large number of patients who live with pathologies like carotid disease, acute and chronic limb ischemia and mesenteric vascular disease.
You’ll develop a range of useful skills and develop a better understanding of:
- preoperative work-up and postoperative care
- the medical management of vascular patients
- complex wound care
- management of sepsis and surgical site infections
- how to work with multidisciplinary teams
- the impact of socioeconomic factors on vascular health
- the ambulatory care of vascular patients