The Vascular Fellowship is a two-year program that provides the fellow with diverse training involving trauma, venous disorders, dialysis access issues, peripheral vascular disease and arterial pathology both elective and emergent. The patient pool is unique as care is provided to those with elective procedures, as well as the indigent population, disabled and elderly veterans.
Fellows receive clinical training through six-month rotations at Norton Hospital and three months at both Veteran's Affairs Hospital and University Hospital each year. Fellows perform initial patient evaluation, whether in the office or the ER. The fellow outlines the treatment plan for the patient and then consults with the attending physician who makes modifications as necessary.
In addition to working closely with faculty on complex procedures, the fellow provides post-operative care for those patients with the assistance of junior residents on service at each hospital. The diverse clinical interests and expertise of the faculty members allows the fellow to gain surgical experience in all aspects of vascular surgery.
While there aren't specific rotations dedicated to research, fellows can become key members of ongoing surgical and research teams. Moreover, the individualized training provides what is needed and more to successfully launch careers going forward.
We invite you to take advantage of our unique training opportunities by applying to our program. More information.
Malpractice coverage is provided by U of L, VAMC, and/or private affiliated hospitals under terms of your contract.
Single and family coverage is available to all residents and begins the first day of the academic year.
Each fellow receives, free of charge, life insurance for the value of twice the annual salary. Workers' compensation, accidental death and dismemberment insurance are also provided.
The University of Louisville Vascular Fellowship is an ACGME accredited two-year training program and participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). One fellow is accepted into the program each year at the Fellow-1 position.
Applications and supporting documents must be submitted through ERAS. A list of some of the documentation required is below (note: this is not the complete list, refer to ERAS for additional specifications):
Candidates must register with the NRMP prior to interview to become eligible for ranking.
Applicants chosen for interview will be notified via email by the program coordinator.
Applicants accepted into the program must acquire a full, unrestricted Kentucky medical license and receive verification of each level of competency in the required field using ACGME or CanMEDS Milestones assessments from the core general surgery residency program thirty days prior to start of fellowship.
For additional information or assistance with applications, please contact:
Vascular Fellowship Coordinator
University of Louisville
Department of Surgery
550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202