University of Nebraska Medical Center

Curriculum & Educational Opportunities


  • Case Conference: every Monday, 7 to 8 a.m. Discussion of complex cases: fellows are expected to attend and be prepared to lead discussions of recent complications and evidence-based examples of how to avoid or better-approach similar events.
  • In-patient Team Meeting: every Monday, 8 to 9 a.m.


  • Fellow's Curriculum & Simulation Conference: 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Grand Rounds: Surgical Grand Rounds, every Wednesday, 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Morbidity and Mortality: first and third (and fifth when applicable) Wednesday of each month, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Quality Improvement Meeting: second Wednesday of each month, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Journal Club

  • Fourth Wednesday of each month, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Additional Educational Opportunities

Regional & National Conferences

Our program supports our fellow’s participation in regional and national conferences during their fellowship training. We believe these educational opportunities are important for networking within the subspecialty and staying up-to-date on current data. As a first-year fellow the regional conference, sponsored by the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, is recommended. As a second-year fellow the vascular annual meeting sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery is highly recommended. Additionally in the fellow’s second year we encourage participation in the Advanced Vascular Surgical Skills & Simulation Program. Financial support for travel is provided by the program and industry partner’s educational grants, which are subject to availability and limits.

Simulations / Skills Training
  • UCLA/Society for Vascular Surgery Symposium (August of second year of training): This course is a joint effort of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCLA and Society for Vascular Surgery.
  • Advanced Vascular Surgical Skills and Simulation Assessment Program (spring, final year of training)
Financial Support

Fellows may expect the following financial support:

  • $300 per academic year for books or other educational materials.
  • (Up to) $2500 per academic year (per resident) for conference travel expenses reimbursement.
  • Custom fitted lead aprons and eyewear (first year fellow only).
  • Paid Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation course material for certification.
  • Paid Nebraska temporary education permit.
  • Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support renewal, fees and training provided by UNMC.
Other Educational Opportunities
UNMC vascular surgery fellows may also receive (as available) from other supporting entities other educational opportunities such as free or cost reduced textbooks and other educational opportunities, both on and off campus.