Letter from the Program Director

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Letter from the Program Director

Virginia Commonwealth University, formerly known as the Medical College of Virginia, was one of the first accredited vascular surgery training programs in the nation. Continuing a distinguished tradition of vascular education, the VCU Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency will open in 2023.

We have designed the VCU Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency (ACGME accredited 0+5) to shape medical students into clinically excellent vascular and endovascular surgeons. Five years is not much time to become technically excellent in the full spectrum of vascular surgery, so the training must be efficient. To that end, we have selected non-vascular rotations that provide relevant open surgical experience. We have also developed simulation training that includes a mix of high-repetition and high-fidelity exercises so that residents can maximize opportunities in the operating room.

The program also prepares graduates to be leaders in healthcare. With ample research opportunities, departmental infrastructure, and a highly active Vascular Surgery Interest Group at the School of Medicine, residents can engage in research at an intensity that matches their level of interest. Our trainees regularly present their research at national meetings. Residents also take part in quality improvement and practice improvement activities, side-by-side with faculty, and gain experience which makes them marketable to their future practice for something beyond their surgical skills.

We are looking for applicants from diverse backgrounds who have shown initiative and achievement in their path to residency and can weather the rigors of subspecialty surgical training. Above all, candidates must be dedicated to the pursuit of top-quality patient care. Thank you for considering training at VCU.

Daniel Newton, MD

Program Director

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Application Process

 Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Only complete applications including personal statement, Medical school transcript, USMLE scores, and three letters of recommendation will be considered. Interview offers will be distributed beginning in October. Interviews will be held in person or virtually depending on the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery recommendations.

Contact Us

Residency Office

Daniel H. Newton, MD

Residency Program Director
daniel.newton@vcuhealth.org

Katie Pyzowski, BSHA
Program Coordinator
katie.pyzowski@vcuhealth.org
(804) 828-3211

Office location: West Hospital
 7th Floor, West Wing

Mailing address:
Box 980108
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0108

Phone: (804) 828-3211
Fax: (804) 828-2744