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Vascular Surgery Surgical Skills Training Seminars

Vascular Surgery Surgical Skills Training Seminars

Under the direction of Dr. Mark A. Mattos, Assistant Program Director Vascular Surgery Fellowship Training Program and Educational Planner for the Department of Surgery, 13 vascular surgery surgical skills ‘hands-on’ training sessions are provided to general surgery residents to serve as an adjunct to their clinical vascular surgery rotation experience. Attendance is voluntary with food and drink provided at no cost to the resident. The training sessions are held at the Mazurek Educational Commons on the second floor of the Kado Clinical Skills Center in the Skills Task Training room (Room 230). A summary of the Vascular Surgery Surgical Skills Training Seminars is provided.

The goals and objectives of the Vascular Surgery Surgical Skills and Simulation Training Seminars are multiple and include 1) introduction of basic vascular surgery specific skill sets to junior general surgery residents; 2) advancement of previously attained basic vascular surgery skill sets of senior general surgery residents; 3) provide opportunity for vascular surgery fellows to participate in vascular surgery surgical skills and simulation training as teaching proctors in a formal structured educational environment outside of the operating room; and 4) provide opportunity for vascular surgery faculty to participate in vascular surgery surgical skills and simulation training as teaching proctors in a formal structure educational environment outside of the operating room.

The content of the training sessions include a formal presentation discussing the goals and objectives of the training session and description of the assessment metric used to evaluate resident performance. An expert video and/or live demonstration of the vascular surgery skill technique being taught for that particular session is provided. Residents work in pairs during the session. Each resident will perform at least one repetition of the skill task as the primary surgeon and one as a first assistant. Performance of multiple repetitions is encouraged and expected.

Residents from multiple general surgery training programs including Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Providence Hospital and Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital Health System, Sinai-Grace Hospital, and St. John Hospital, Medical Center and William Beaumont Hospital are invited to attend the training sessions. Vascular surgery fellows from the Division of Vascular Surgery at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center and from the Division of Vascular Surgery at Henry Ford Health System serves as primary teaching proctors. Vascular surgery and Transplant surgery faculty from Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, and vascular surgery faculty from Henry Ford Health System, Providence Hospital, St. John Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital serve as secondary teaching proctors. The teaching faculty/fellow proctor to resident trainee ratio ranges from 1:4 to 1:6.

There are 13 open vascular surgery skills training sessions. You can find goals and objectives of each training sessions here. Selecting a particular session will provide the specific goals and objectives of the vascular skill set being taught, pictures of the models and participants from prior teaching sessions and an expert training video.

For further information regarding the Vascular Surgery Surgical Skills Training Seminars, please contact Mark A. Mattos, MD by phone (313) 745-0462, fax (313) 745-1873, or via email at mamattos@med.wayne.edu