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 PS70. Survey of the First Wave of Graduating Integrated 0+5 Integrated Residents vs. Vascular Fellows: Experiences in the Job Market

Benjamin D. Colvard1, Jason Lee1, Andres Schanzer2, John Rectenwald3, Murray Shames4
1Vascular Surgery, Stanford, Stanford, CA; 2University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA; 3University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 4University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.


OBJECTIVES: The first two integrated VS residents graduated in 2012, and 2013 will see 11 more 0+5 graduates enter the job market. We aimed to compare the experiences of the first cohort of 0+5 graduates to their counterparts in 5+2 programs.

METHODS: An anonymous, web-based, 15-question survey was sent to all graduating integrated residents, as well as their 5+2 graduating fellows within the same institution. Survey response was more than 60%.
RESULTS: Results of the survey are summarized below in Table 1. Overall, there was no significant operative experience difference or research time during training. More importantly, nearly all graduates were extremely satisfied with their training and had positive experiences in the job search with multiple offers in their desired practice type.

CONCLUSIONS: Although longer-term data is necessary to understand the addition of integrated residents to the job force, preliminary survey results document a positive experience for this year's graduates. There appears to be no difference between integrated residents and traditional fellows in terms of number of interviews received and starting salaries. The continued growth of integrated 0+5 VS residency positions is thus far justified by the comparative success of these graduates in terms of operative experience and job searches.

AUTHOR DISCLOSURES: B. D. Colvard: Nothing to disclose; J. Lee: Nothing to disclose; J. Rectenwald: Nothing to disclose; A. Schanzer: Nothing to disclose; M. Shames: Nothing to disclose.

Comparison of Integrated and Traditional Graduates
0+5 Graduates (%)
5+2 Graduates (%)
Male/Female
83 / 17
70 / 30
Professional Development
33
30
Open Case Volume
150-200 / >200
13 / 87
30 / 70
Endovascular Case Volume
200-300 / >300
13 / 87
20 / 80
Preferred Practice Type
Academic / Private / Mixed
50 / 0 / 50
40 / 20 / 20
Interviews Received
1-6 / >6
87 / 13
60 / 40
Interviews Attended
1-3 / >3
33 / 66
50 / 50
Offers Received
1-2 / >2
60 / 40
57 / 43
Salary Accepted
200k-300k / 301k-400k / >400k
60 / 20 / 20
57 / 29 / 14
 

 

Posted April 2013

 

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