IU School of Medicine



The aim of the course is to provide the student with the opportunity to participate as a member of the vascular surgery team. The exact content of the month will depend upon the student's goals. The student can choose to spend the majority of the rotation on clinical activities or may spend time on research activities in the vascular lab. Students should expect to do procedures commensurate with their technical skill ability. This elective can be all clinical or can involve mainly a clinical research project depending on the student's goals

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Megan Rendina (mrendina@iupui.edu)

Director: Andres Fajardo, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) To recognize different patterns of vascular disease and the impact on medical management in the natural history of the disease (MK2)
  • 2) To identify different therapeutic alternatives, including open and endovascular procedures, for vascular diseases (MK5)
  • 3) To participate, as part of a team, in the postoperative management of the patients as well as the follow up for the different procedures performed (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation by faculty and residents)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Surgery clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 60-70

Time Distribution: 60% Clinical; 20% Research; 10% Lecture; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Megan Rendina (mrendina@iupui.edu) THIS COURSE MAY BE DROPPED/ADDED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE START OF THE ELECTIVE MONTH. All on-campus surgery electives will be handled through the match. Post-match results, all additions and drops for surgery electives must be approved through Megan Rendina, Surgery Clerkship Coordinator at 274-7201 or mrendina@iupui.edu.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None