Students function as part of the peripheral vascular surgical team in preoperative evaluations, surgery and postoperative care for patients. They have the opportunity to evaluate patients preoperatively and to participate as a junior assistant during operative procedures to correct vascular problems. Students also are involved in postoperative care and have the opportunity to learn about the latest cardiovascular monitoring techniques, including interpretation of the dynamic changes in cardiac indices and pharmacologic manipulation to influence cardiac hemodynamics. They are based at Saint Marys Hospital.
- Gain knowledge about the evaluation and course of therapy for patients with peripheral vascular disease.
- Achieve a working knowledge of postoperative monitoring techniques.
- Learn the basics of pharmacological treatment for altered cardiac hemodynamics.
- Learn routine postoperative management for critically ill patients.
Students attend surgery, clinical rounds, consultations with patients and conferences.
Method of evaluation
Students are evaluated on the basis of their daily performance, participation in rounds, and response to specific assignments given by the consultants and residents.