It is difficult to find a balance between developing an integrated residency program while maintaining a strong fellowship program in vascular surgery. We entertained taking both a 0&5 this year and a 5&2 in 2018, both of
whom would graduate in 2020. We have this luxury because our procedural and patient volumes are skyrocketing. However, we do not want to sacrifice the potential education of either; we would rather have too many complex
tertiary cases for one trainee than just enough for both.
This year, we interviewed multiple excellent candidates for our incoming 0&5 vascular surgery residency position.
However, after careful deliberation, we have decided to reserve the spot for an upcoming fellowship position in 2018.
This ensures that we not only maintain the quality of both our training programs, but also that we attract outstanding candidates for each program.
The Department of Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital has a long and illustrious history of international acclaim as a center for advanced vascular surgery. In 1952 a budding vascular surgeon by the name of John J. Cranley established a laboratory in his private office, and started conducting pioneering research in vascular surgery. His discoveries brought both himself and the department of surgery intercontinental recognition, culminating in Good Samaritan Hospital offering him space and facilities for the development of a laboratory, which he developed into the first completely dedicated surgically oriented vascular laboratory in the nation in 1959.
The Vascular Surgery Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital provides a unique vascular surgery experience in a private hospital setting. Residents learn from board-certified vascular surgeons with extensive experience in both open vascular and endovascular surgery. Each year more than 15,000 major surgical procedures are performed in the hospital's 23 operating rooms, including dedicated endovascular hybrid suites, and on average each vascular resident will perform close to 200 open index vascular operations and more than 400 therapeutic and 300 diagnostic endovascular procedures.
Our integrated 0 + 5 program offers residents the unique opportunity to devote two years to core surgical training and three years to vascular surgery. Graduates of our vascular surgery residency program have superb pass rates on the American Board of Surgery Vascular Exam and are extremely well prepared for a career in vascular and endovascular surgery.