Advice for Applicants to the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency

With the interview season underway amidst a pandemic, we sought out advice for students applying to the integrated vascular surgery residency from three experts. 

Dr. Chelsea Dorsey was recently on the podcast discussing recruitment and retention of under-represented minorities at all levels. Dr. Dorsey attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed an integrated vascular surgery residency at Stanford University.  She serves as Director of Preclinical Advising in the medical school - a role that allows her to have significant facetime with 1st and 2nd year students. Of note, she also serves as Director of the MS3 Surgical Simulation Course and was recently nominated to the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the University. She currently sits on a number of regional and national education committees, including the SVS, COVERS, and MVSS.

Dr. Murray Shames (@MurrayShames)  is the current President of the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, as well as the Division Chief of Vascular Surgery and former Program Director at the University of South Florida. His teaching experience includes developing models for the Fundamentals of Vascular Surgery and Fundamentals of Endovascular Surgery courses. He has been the course Co-Director for the Introduction to Academic Vascular Surgery Course in Tampa since 2012, and has served as an instructor/preceptor to dozens of residents since coming back to USF in 2002. 

Dr. Arash Fereydooni (@Arash_Fere) is currently one of the first-year integrated vascular surgery residents at Stanford University. Dr. Fereydooni completed a BS and MS in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale.  He then received his medical degree in 2020 from Yale School of Medicine where he did a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Dardik. He currently serves on the Student Education committees of SVS and VESS. In 2019, he started the annual SVS Integrated Vascular Surgery Match webinar.


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