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Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program at UCLA

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Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program at UCLA. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The primary goal of the UCLA Vascular Surgery Residency Program is to prepare the trainee to function as a specialist in vascular disease management, including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disease; treatment  encompasses medical, open, and endovascular surgery. A competent resident must have a dedication to self-study and lifelong learning. The residency experience is designed to promote a fundamental understanding of vascular disease that encourages professional growth as a practitioner of vascular medicine, vascular surgery, and endovascular therapy.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

The faculty at the Division of Vascular Surgery at UCLA have designed a resident rotation schedule which integrates appropriate general surgery rotations for core surgical training during the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years, surgical subspecialty experience/training during PGY-2 and PGY-3 years, and senior surgery resident experience in both general and vascular surgery during the PGY-4 year and a 12 month chief resident experience in vascular surgery during the PGY-5 year. A total of 36 months will be spent on vascular surgery rotations and 24 months on core general surgery or surgical subspecialty rotations.

Below is a view of the 5 year training program (not necessarily in this order)

Weeks PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3 PGY-4 PGY-5
4 RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg.
4 RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg.
4 RR - Vasc Lab/Research RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg.
4 RR - Liver RR – Peds RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg.
4 RR - C Service RR – ICU RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg.
4 RR - L Service RR – Liver RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg.
4 RR - Anesthesia SM – Gen Surg. RR - L Service RR – Vasc. Surg. VA – Vasc. Surg.
4 RR - Outpatient SM – Gen Surg. SM – Gen Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. VA – Vasc. Surg.
4 VA - Gen/Vasc. Surg. SM – Gen Surg. VA - Gen/Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. VA – Vasc. Surg.
4 VA - Gen/Vasc. Surg. OV – Gen. Surg. VA - Gen/Vasc. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. VA – Vasc. Surg.
4 VA - CT OV – Gen. Surg. OV – Gen. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. VA – Vasc. Surg.
4 SM – Gen Surg. OV – Gen. Surg. OV – Gen. Surg. RR – Vasc. Surg. VA – Vasc. Surg.
4 Vacation Vacation Vacation Vacation Vacation

*Vacation is taken in four 1-week blocks, except for the intern year which is taken as a 4-week block

More information on the various rotations can be found at: http://surgery.ucla.edu/site.cfm?id256

 

ROTATION SITES:

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RR)
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center (VA)
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90073

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (OV)
14445 Olive View Drive
Sylmar, CA 91342

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center (SM)
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404


LENGTH OF PROGRAM:

5 years (RRC approved)

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

One per year at the PGY-1 level

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Graduation from an accredited US or Canadian Medical School, or valid ECFMG certificate plus eligibility letter from the California Medical Board
  2. USMLE Step 1
  3. USMLE Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK (Step 2 must be completed prior to starting internship)

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Registration with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  2. A completed Common Application Form (CAF) through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS)
  3. USMLE Step 1 score
  4. 3 letters of recommendation
  5. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  6. Personal Statement
  7. Medical Student Transcript
  8. Current Photo
  9. Dean’s Letter (MSPE)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

mid-November

MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact the Education Coordinator if you have any questions:

Maria Velasco
Phone: 310-825-8778
Fax: 310-794-9603
Email: mdvelasco@mednet.ucla.edu


 

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