For those considering a career as a vascular surgeon, deciding on a training program is an important decision. Should it be a vascular fellowship (5+2) program, or one offering an integrated vascular residency (0+5)? Does following in the footsteps of Michael DeBakey, E. Stanley Crawford, and others at Baylor College of Medicine sound attractive? Or perhaps schools in the Southeast beckon.
Come to the Residency Fair, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday to help narrow down the choices. There won’t be carnival rides or elephant ears, but there WILL be information available. Representatives from 67 programs (as of May 22, 2018) will be available in Exhibit Hall B to discuss their programs in detail and answer questions. Programs are arranged by the types of training paradigms: 0+5, 5+2, plus those offering both training pathways. Students seeking the right educational fit can more easily look at programs to locate those in which they are specifically interested – or even consider a choice that they might have earlier dismissed but now seems promising.
Students received information in advance on such particulars as whether the program is academic- or community practice–based. This, too, will help them better locate the programs they are most interested in visiting during the Residency Fair time frame.
Residents and students also get the chance to network with program directors, faculty, and current trainees. A directory of all participating programs was distributed to students and residents earlier. The directory also will be available at the fair.
Advance registration is not required for the residency fair.