Vascular Surgery Residency Program

David Rigberg Dodgers

Vascular Surgery - Integrated

The primary goal of the UCLA Vascular Surgery Residency Program is to prepare the trainee to function as a specialist in vascular disease management, including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disease; treatment  encompasses medical, open, and endovascular surgery. A competent resident must have a dedication to self-study and lifelong learning. The residency experience is designed to promote a fundamental understanding of vascular disease that encourages professional growth as a practitioner of vascular medicine, vascular surgery, and endovascular therapy.

The faculty at the Division of Vascular Surgery at UCLA have designed a resident rotation schedule which integrates appropriate general surgery rotations for core surgical training during the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years, surgical subspecialty experience/training during PGY-2 and PGY-3 years, and senior surgery resident experience in both general and vascular surgery during the PGY-4 year and a 12 month chief resident experience in vascular surgery during the PGY-5 year. A total of 36 months will be spent on vascular surgery rotations and 24 months on core general surgery or surgical subspecialty rotations.

Length of Program

5 years (RRC approved)

Positions Available

One per year at the PGY-1 level


  • Graduation from an accredited US or Canadian Medical School, or valid ECFMG certificate plus eligibility letter from the California Medical Board
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK (Step 2 must be completed prior to starting internship)

Application Requirements

  1. Registration with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  2. A completed Common Application Form (CAF) through the Electronic Residency
  3. Application Services (ERAS)
  4. USMLE Step 1 score
  5. 3 letters of recommendation
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  7. Personal Statement
  8. Medical Student Transcript Current
  9. Photo
  10. Dean's Letter (MSPE)

For more information, please contact the Education Coordinator:

Chi Quach
Phone: 310-206-9291 
Fax: 310-267-0369 
[email protected]