Vascular Surgery: The Evolution of a Specialty

Needs Statement

General, plastic, thoracic, vascular, cardiothoracic, abdominal transplantation and surgical oncology physicians, residents, fellows and medical students need to be regularly updated on novel therapies, as well as advances in surgical care and clinical practices that will aid them in treating a variety of surgical procedures to increase the patient care experience and improve practice efficiency.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, fellows, and residents.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the complex process by which specialties develop, are accredited, and receive board certification

  • Characterize the formative and respective roles played by professional organizations and specialty societies.

  • Describe the key evolutionary steps in open vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.

  • Review the potential impact of advances in the field on training, availability of expertise, and longitudinal patient care.

  • Identify the drivers of specialty development: increased disease frequency and complexity, a greater surgical armamentarium dedicated primarily to a major organ system or group of disease processes, and major advances in imaging and technology.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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