Take better care
As a future surgeon, understanding the vascular system is critical to providing quality patient care—even if you’re not planning to pursue a career in vascular surgery. Because the body’s systems are interconnected, a solid understanding of the vascular system will give you the knowledge you need to advise and support your patients as they navigate other health challenges.
If you’re a Department of Surgery resident, you’ll take a turn rotating through the Division of Vascular Surgery. This not only gives you valuable exposure to and experience with a range of vascular diseases, it also gives you the chance to practise skills like triage, wound care and preoperative care.
A residency or clerkship also offers an exceptional opportunity to learn patient-care skills from a variety of healthcare providers with specialized knowledge. You’ll be on hand to observe and assist as this holistic team of vascular surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and pharmacists helps patients with everything from managing their vascular pathology to recovery from surgery.