ACGME has approved a new integrated training paradigm that leads to certification in vascular surgery only. The new paradigm shortens the overall duration of training and provides more concentrated time to include the evolving new techniques within vascular surgery.
The 5-year integrated program devotes three years to vascular surgery and 2 years to core surgical training.
The integrated vascular surgery residency at UNC is designed to provide training predominately in vascular surgery, but also in general surgery and relevant interventional radiology, medicine and sub-specialties during a 5-year training program. During the first three years residents will rotate through appropriate general surgery rotations for core surgical training as well as sub-specialties such as cardiac and thoracic surgery, cardiology, stroke unit, ICU care, and interventional radiology, to provide training for comprehensive vascular patient care. The resident will rotate with vascular surgery for four months each of the first three years. The PGY-4 and PGY-5 years will be dedicated to all aspects of vascular surgery. A total of 36 months will be spent on vascular surgery rotations, and 24 months on core general surgery or surgical subspecialty rotations.
How to Apply
Medical students typically apply for the program during their 4th year of medical school, processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please note that there is a separate ACGME number on ERAS for the integrated program (different from the 2 year fellowship). Applicants will go through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).
Questions about the residency or application status should be directed to our residency coordinator Debbie Alberti: 919-966-3391