The first full year of vascular surgery training has the PGY 6 junior fellow rotating between IU Health Methodist Hospital and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital. Each rotation is a three-month block, giving the resident continuity-of-care experience as well as autonomy in the areas of open and endovascular procedures. PGY 6 junior fellows in this program also complete the final year of Vascular Surgery Simulation Curriculum and are allowed to attend the American Venous Forum Fellows Program in conjunction with the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) Conference at no cost to the trainee.
In the final year of vascular surgery training, the PGY 7 senior fellow rotates between IU Health Methodist Hospital and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital. Each rotation is a three-month block, which provides the resident experience in continuity of care as well as autonomy in the areas of open and endovascular procedures. PGY 7 senior fellows in this program become the trainer (along with the PGY 5 Chief Resident in Vascular Surgery) to teach Vascular Simulation, teaching the practice sessions to the PGY 3-4 residents and the first-year vascular surgery fellows prior to official testing by an assigned Vascular Surgery Faculty Member. The senior fellow is allowed to attend the Society of Vascular Surgeons (SVS) Vascular Review Course, the SVS Coding Course, and the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society Conference at no cost to the trainee.