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, Dr. Murray Shames, and Dr. Arash Fereydooni.
In this second episode from our series on race and representation in medicine, we focus on the challenges of recruitment and retention of racial and ethnic minority groups that are underrepresented in medicine (URM) to vascular surgery. We are very pleased to have with us a number of guests at different levels of training to discuss their experiences and insights.
The Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS), The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS), and the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) through the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee (RSOC) address student questions about the 2021 Integrated vascular surgery match process.
We have a special announcement for our third year medical students out there thinking about Vascular Surgery as a career choice. Joining us today is Dr. David Rigberg, Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship at UCLA and Chair of the Resident and Student Outreach Committee (RSOC) of the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Edward Woo is the chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery at MedStar Health in Washington, DC, and professor of surgery at Georgetown University. At MedStar, he grew a division of vascular surgery, interviewing and hiring many surgeons across multiple hospitals. He gives advice for fellows on how to find a job and negotiate a contract.