For more information, please contact our program coordinator.
How to Apply
- NRMP: 1587450F0
- ACGME: 4501144127
Welcome from our Program Director
As program director, I welcome you to review our program structure and the opportunities available to those who train with us. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and accept one fellow annually.
The HCA Florida Osceola Hospital Vascular Surgery Fellowship program's mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.
As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the resident's clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.
Our program offers a rigorous academic curriculum that combines self-directed reading, conference learning, and informal discussions. Our primary objective is to produce highly skilled vascular clinicians and surgeons who are dedicated to lifelong learning and the advancement of vascular surgical arts and sciences.
To ensure our fellows' success in translating vascular knowledge into clinical judgment and technical proficiency, we place them in exceptional positions within our robust program. This includes providing opportunities for experiential learning through simulation training, graded responsibility and supervised patient care in both clinical and surgical settings. At the VA medical center and the Trauma Level II hospital in Osceola, Florida, our fellows gain extensive experience in treating a wide range of vascular conditions and pathologies alongside four vascular surgeons and the vascular surgery team.
Our program boasts a state-of-the-art vascular hybrid operating room and offers operative days five times a week at the Orlando VA medical center. With high case volumes across sites, our trainees have the opportunity to complete nearly 1,000 vascular cases. They also receive comprehensive training in diagnosing and treating cerebrovascular, aortic, peripheral arterial and venous diseases, as well as exposure to blunt and penetrating vascular trauma as an ACS-designated Level II Adult Trauma Center.
We maintain a balanced approach between didactic and experiential learning, tailoring the didactic program to each fellow's needs and providing milestone-appropriate challenges. From studying vascular textbooks to discussing interesting operative cases and analyzing the latest clinical trials in vascular journal clubs, our didactic curriculum covers diverse areas of interest.
To ensure progress and competency, fellows and faculty work collaboratively towards the goal of producing fully trained, competent, capable, and confident vascular surgeons. The program assesses progress through the six core competencies and surgical milestones. Additionally, each fellow is expected to undertake a clinical research project worthy of publication.
Get to Know the Team
Frederick Fisher, MD