Vascular Surgery (Could this be the career for you?)

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: December 3rd 2016 9:00am until 5:30pm

Location: Northwick Park Clinical Skills Unit, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3UJ

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For Core Surgical Trainees



An exciting course (for medical students, foundation doctors and core surgical trainees) developed by the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland which aims to:

  • provide an overview of the work undertaken by vascular surgeons
  • expose participants to some of the basic skills required to be a vascular surgeon 
  • outline potential career paths to succeed in vascular surgery

Learning outcomes. At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe a typical vascular surgeons workload
  • Recognise what is required to facilitate selection onto a vascular surgical training programme
  • Appreciate some of the psychomotor skills necessary to become a vascular surgeon



9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-9.45 Introductions

9.45-10.15 What is Vascular Surgery?

10.15-12.15 Introduction to the common conditions

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Lower Limb disease
  • Venous Surgery

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00 -15.00 Practical sessions:

  • Station 1 – Open surgery – arteriotomy closure
  • Station 2 – Ultrasound 
  • Station 3 – Interventional radiology - angiomentor

15.00-15.20 Tea

15.20-15.40 Preparing your portfolio

15.40-16.00 Selection process

16.00-16.20 Academic training

16.20-16.40 Exams

16.40-17.00 Rouleaux

17.00 -1715 Q&A

17.15-17.30 Feedback and close





Registration/Additional Information

For registration/additional information, please contact Miss Shadeh Parsapour at