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Electives during the PGY-4 Year

Lauren Wilson in OR on elective at Zhejiang University China

link to recent electives & John Stringham's blog

Website PGY-4 electives 101514.pdf

2013 Rwanda elective blog 

"I completed a Vascular Surgery elective at Rose and found it invaluable in improving my operative technique as well as gaining experience with the life of a private practice surgeon."

--Eddie Jones, Chief Resident 2013-2014

"My goals were to operate at multiple community hospitals to obtain experience in operating in a multi-hospital call setting, performance of endovascular interventions in absence of interventional radiology, performing surgery in a community setting to gain insight into the variety and severity of cases offered to non-academic vascular surgeons, and to perform vascular surgery in multiple hospitals.

The complexity of cases seen ranged from arteriovenous fistual creation/revision, open and aortic aneurysm repair, aortic resection with extra-anatomic bypass for mycotic disease of the aorta, open and endovascular arterial limb diagnosis and repair, ambulatory and operative management of venous stasis and reflux, with saphenous ablation using energy and more complex mechanical devices, lower extremity amputations, open and endovascular management of carotid arterial disease, and distal aortic arch endovascular management.

My final comments are that while this was an exhausing rotation, having to serve so many hospitals, it was immensely rewarding."

--Joon Lee, Chief Resident 2013-2014


Karen Lo completed an elective in Plastic Surgery at UCH

in Aurora, Colorado.