The Division of Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University has a longstanding history of training Vascular Surgeons beginning with a fellowship in 1978 and transitioning to a fully accredited integrated Vascular Residency in 2011.
The goal of our program is to train well rounded, independent and safe practicing vascular surgeons who provide optimal care to patients, families and the wider community. The program is based out of two Level 1 500-bed hospitals in Springfield, IL – Springfield Memorial Hospital and HSHS St. John's Hospital.
The vascular surgeons at Southern Illinois University are leaders in their field and continue to set standards of care in both open and endovascular surgery. The comprehensive breadth of clinical training with various research opportunities will allow our graduating residents to pursue either an academic or private practice career pathway.
Vascular Surgery Residency Mission Statement
Our training program is designed to allow exposure to the broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the management of vascular health. Our trainees will become fully competent and independent in the use of these technologies to provide the highest level of care.
Vascular Surgery Residency Program Aim
To develop surgeons skilled in the delivery of evidence-based vascular care.
The residency in vascular surgery at SIU is a comprehensive, five-year educational program that encompasses all aspects of vascular surgery. Its goal is to prepare the graduate for the practice of vascular surgery, or fellowship training. The program seeks to provide a strong foundation in the clinical discipline of surgery in the setting of educational excellence and scholarship. The program has a nationally recognized heritage of outstanding achievement and leadership in these regards, under the founding guidance of Dr. David Sumner.
Applications for the residency program will be accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The following documentation is required for your application to be considered complete:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Dean’s Letter
- Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE Scores
- ECFMG Certification (if applicable)