Welcome to the Perioperative Vascular Medicine Training Program at McMaster University. Over 200 million adults undergo non-cardiac surgery annually, and over 10 million of these patients will suffer a major vascular complication in the first 30 days after surgery. Evidence-based practice in the field of perioperative medicine is a developing discipline with advancing knowledge frequently being generated through large international studies led out of McMaster University.
McMaster University provides excellent clinical exposure to broad areas of perioperative vascular medicine including:
The Training program also offers instruction from global leaders in perioperative medicine, cardiology, thrombosis and GIM.
The successful completion of the fellowship will grant a Fellowship McMaster Certification.
The fellowship program is designed for current residents or recent graduates of General Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Anesthesia or Surgical residency programs. Recent graduates are required to submit an application form and comply with McMaster University Postgraduate Medical Education requirements for residents and fellows.
Applicants are requested to submit requests a minimum of 9 months prior to anticipated start date to allow sufficient time for PGME, CPSO approvals (as well as VISA approvals for international applicants)
Upon the completion of training the trainee is expected to be competent in the following:
Trainees can select between 6-12 months duration.
Trainees are generally funded by their home university.
Successful applicants are provided with letters of support for grant applications upon request.
Program Highlights include:
The amount of time devoted to clinical vs research interests will vary depending on the interests, experience and career goals for individual trainees. This can be discussed in detail with Dr. Tandon, the Fellowship Program Director. A 2-year MSc in Health Research Methodology is available for interested trainees who wish to extend their time at McMaster or to pursue this degree concurrently.
Verbal and formal evaluations will be provided to the fellow every 3 months.