Residency Program

We appreciate your interest in the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency at Stanford University Medical Center. As you may know, approval by the American Board of Surgery and the ACGME has allowed the creation of integrated "0-5" Vascular Surgery Residencies. We have full approval from the RRC for our integrated 0-5 residency program and matched our first intern George Lee in June 2008, who completed his training in 2013 and has joined our faculty. Success of the integrated residency is based upon our longstanding tradition and ability to recruit future leaders in American vascular surgery.

Since 2013, our 0-5 integrated program has expanded, now including a 2-year professional development requirement that is expected to be taken after the 3rd clinical year. This effectively makes our residency a 7-year program. We strongly believe this curriculum and structure is necessary to meet our mission of training the future leaders of academic vascular surgery. 

Why Vascular Surgery?

Check out the current trainees and alumni featured in the video!

Why Stanford?

Professional Development

Future Leaders

Krishna Martinez-Singh, MD

PD Years 2021 - 2023

Stanford Vascular Surgery Research

Vy (Vivian) Ho, MD

PD Years 2020 - 2022

Stanford Vascular Surgery Research

Elizabeth George, MD

PD Years 2018 - 2020

Stanford Vascular Surgery Research

How To Apply

A complete Common Application Form (CAF) on ERAS which includes the following:

  1. Dean's Letter (submitted by medical schools on November 1st)
  2. Medical Student Transcript
  3. At least 3 letters of recommendation
  4. Personal Statement
  5. USMLE Step 1 scores (our program has not established score minimums for USMLE part 1 results and do not require step 2 results)
  6. Photo

Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada:

  • Please contact Kate McGurk at (650) 723-2185 or by email
  • Must have a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Due to change in California Medical Board, Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) for international students are no longer required. Per the Medical Board of California website, "effective January 1, 2020, PTAL’s are no longer required or issued for international medical school graduates. United States, Canadian, and international medical school graduates are required to obtain a postgraduate training license within 180 days of enrollment in an ACGME-accredited postgraduate training program in California.and Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) from the Medical Board of California confirming completion of pre-residency requirements." More information on California Medical Board requirements an be found at
  • We will NOT offer an interview unless you meet all these qualifications


Any questions regarding the Residency match should be directed towards Venita Chandra, MD Program Director.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Residency Coordinator, Kate McGurk at (650) 723-2185 or by email.


Important Dates

Application Deadline - October 1, 2023

Interview Date - In-Person Both Dates: January 11, 2024 and January 24, 2024

Residency Begins - June 25, 2024