Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The University of Minnesota Vascular Surgery Fellowship is a fully accredited two-year training program in vascular surgery. Applications to our program are via the Electronic Resident Application Services (ERAS). We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). 

Fellows receive training in open vascular surgery, endovascular procedures, and medical management of patients with routine and complex non-cardiac vascular disease. Many trainees fulfill ACGME case log requirements in Year 1. Noninvasive vascular interpretation training is included to prepare fellows for RPVI certification.

2018 Interview Dates

Candidates for this integrated program must have completed an ACGME approved 5-year general residency program. 

Our 2018 interview dates for invited candidates will be:

  • January 22nd, 2018 (with an optional opportunity to meet current Fellows at dinner January 21st)
  • February 28th, 2018 (with an option to meet current Fellows at dinner February 27th).

Interview time on January 22nd and February 28th are approximately 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How to Apply

Include the following documents in your ERAS application:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport-sized photograph (Optional)
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • USMLE Board scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training (ABSITE) exams
  • ECFMG certification

Candidates for this integrated program must have completed an ACGME approved 5-year general residency program. We invite candidates selected for interview to attend an informal dinner gathering with current fellows the evening prior to interview days (Optional).

Site-specific presentations and interviews with faculty occur on campus.

Contact the Program Office or Program Director of Minnesota Vascular Surgery Fellowship, R. James Valentine, M.D., at 612-625-1485 for more information. Visit the office of Graduate Medical Education for more information about training at University of Minnesota.

Rotation Sites

Rotation sites offer a diversity of practice styles and patient populations preparing the graduate to enter academic, private practice, or government service:

  1. University of Minnesota Medical Center - nationally respected teaching hospital,  complex aortic work and concurrent assignment in our angio suite
  2. Minneapolis Veterans Health Care System - a large regional care center; open and endovascular cases
  3. Abbott Northwestern Hospital - the Twin Cities' largest hospital; offers endovascular and open cases and a concurrent opportunity for exposure to pediatric vascular conditions; and
  4. Fairview Southdale Hospital - a suburban community hospital with 40+ specialty services.  Opportunities for open and endovascular procedures.

Research and scholarship are components of training. Graduates will be eligible for the Certificate of Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery granted by the American Board of Surgery.