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Vascular surgery

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Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) 

Geisinger's Section of Vascular Surgery offers a four-week elective rotation. Our department provides comprehensive care that includes primary interventional procedures such as caroitid, peripheral and visceral stenting, thoracic stent grafts and AAA stent grafts as well as advanced open and endovascular surgical procedures.

The student will participate in all activities of the vascular dervice in the operating room, inpatient service and vascular clinic. The experience will provide the student an opportunity to participate in the comprehensive evaluation of patients with vascular disease, including perioperative assessment and postoperative management. The student will become acquainted with techniques of non-invasive monitoring and vascular radiology. The student will interact with the vascular faculty and fellows as well as the general surgery residents assigned to the service.

The student will participate in daily conferences including clinical sessions, preoperative conferences, staff rounds, morbidity/mortality conferences and monthly journal club. Students are expected to present at conference. Opportunities for assistance with clinical research and publications are available.

Goals & objectives

The overall educational objective for the rotating student is to become familiar with the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the vascular system including congenital and acquired diseases.

  • Students will be exposed to with the surgical management of patients including preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients with arterial, venous and lymphatic disease.
  • Students will trained in the office practice of vascular surgery with particular emphasis on the new techniques on non-invasive monitoring.
  • Students will become fully acquainted with the techniques of vascular radiology.
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn the writing of diagnostic histories and physicals and of pre-operative and post operative orders.

The student will be under the direct supervision of the vascular surgery program director at all times.

Contact us

Megan Longenberger, BS
Medical Education Coordinator