Overnight, you are on the frontline: Easing the transition from medical student to vascular resident

What are the Top 10 calls a newly matched vascular surgery integrated resident is first likely to encounter in the real world? Patients are more likely to present with pain, nausea or swollen leg, rather than ruptured aneurysm. And many new interns do not yet have the skills to deal with these, Alan Lumden (Houston, USA) tells Vascular News at the 2019 SVS VAM meeting.

Lumsden points to, Jump Start, a course specifically designed to provide fourth year medical students (who have matched into integrated vascular surgery residencies) with an opportunity to learn skills such as suturing, ultrasound access, and anatomy, so that they can be functional on the floor and in the operating room from their first day. 

Lumsden, Alan

Alan Lumsden is a vascular surgeon in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Houston Methodist Hospital and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. He received his medical degree from Medical School, University of Edinburgh and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

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