The two year training program is divided into four rotations of three months each. The outpatient rotation is at the vascular center and includes non-invasive vascular imaging, CT angiography, venous disease management, wound care and outpatient office visits. There is also the opportunity to participate in risk reduction management. There are two rotations at the Greenville Memorial Hospital on the in-patient service. One is the classical open vascular surgical service performing approximately 2000 procedures per year. The other service is dedicated to endovascular procedures where approximately 1500 procedures are performed per year and include carotid angioplasty and stenting and aortic stent grafting. The fourth of the three month rotations is done at an affiliated hospital staffed by GHS vascular surgeons. During this rotation the vascular surgery resident will participate in all aspects of vascular patient care, including imaging, in and out-patient management and both open and endo-vascular procedures.
There is an active conference schedule which includes: Vascular Teaching Conference, Vascular Journal Club, Endovascular Conference, Vascular Lab Correlation Conference, and a weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conference.
The vascular resident is expected to do clinical research and there is an experienced staff to assist in research projects.
The vascular service has at their disposal a designated endovascular operating room and three interventional radiology suites used by the vascular surgery faculty members who train the vascular resident in endovascular skills
The non-invasive vascular lab is both an in- and out-patient facility that performs more than 20,000 procedures annually. The vascular surgery resident will be instructed in vascular imaging and interpretation and will interpret more than 1000 studies per year and will become a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) upon completion of the program.