Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Our program provides exposure to the larger context and system of care of the longitudinal care of vascular surgery patients.

The Texas A&M College of Medicine – Scott & White Vascular Surgery Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The two-year fellowship prepares surgeons for certification by the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgeons.

We accept one fellow per year.


The program provides the educational resources need to develop proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatics; and it offers clinical educational experiences that promote excellence in multidisciplinary communication and professionalism. The program prepares fellows to become proficient in the correlation of basic biomedical knowledge with clinical aspects of vascular surgery.

Fellows provide consultation services with faculty supervision. They have educational responsibilities for junior residents, medical students and allied health professional staff. Fellows learn about importance contextually relevant care, how to function in a system that provides longitudinal care for patients with vascular diseases.

Our fellowship program graduates vascular surgeons who provide personalized, comprehensive, high-quality of care.


  • Seven months at Scott & White Medical Center
  • Five months at the VA


  • Five months at Scott & White Medical Center
  • Seven months at the VA

Upon completion of the program, fellows should be proficient and knowledgeable in the determination or confirmation of the diagnosis, provision of preoperative care, selection and accomplishment of appropriate operative procedure, direction of postoperative care and accomplishment of sufficient follow-up management of vascular surgical patients under the supervision of the attending(s).

Fellows are trained to achieve the minimal standards established by RRC-Surgery for trainees, including a minimum of 200 major open vascular and endovascular procedures:

  • Aneurysm repair
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Peripheral vascular obstructive surgery
  • Abdominal obstructive surgery
  • Upper extremity vascular surgery
  • Extra-anatomical vascular operations
  • Venous operations
  • Endovascular therapeutic and diagnostic
  • Various miscellaneous vascular procedures

The Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) recommends a minimum of 100 open major cases:

  • Abdominal: 30
  • Cerebrovascular: 25
  • Peripheral: 45
  • Complex: 10
  • Endovascular graft: 5
  • Endovascular diagnostic procedures: 50
  • Endovascular therapeutic procedures: 25

Fellows also develop an understanding of the methods and techniques of CT scanning, MRI and MRA and other vascular imaging modalities and become proficient in the assessment of the vascular portion of these diagnostic techniques.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is December 31.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed an approved residency in general surgery and be eligible for the qualifying and certifying examinations of the American Board of Surgery prior to entering the program.

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE board scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training (ABSITE) exams
  • Notarized copy of ECFMG certificate

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Yolanda Sanchez
Phone: 254-724-1695
Fax: 254.724.4217

Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Texas A&M College of Medicine – Scott & White Medical Center
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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