Vascular Surgeon - Riga Stradiņš University

Vascular Surgeon

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Syllabus of postgraduate 2nd level professional study programme “Residency in medicine”

Speciality: Vascular Surgeon

Code of speciality: P07

Credit score: 220 CP (330 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 220 weeks

Programme manager: Svetlana Thora, Acting Professor (pictured)


Goal of the programme: to provide theoretical knowledge and skills accordingly to the demands of the regulations of the speciality of Vascular Surgery; set up the basis for the certification in the speciality in accordance with current regulations of the Republic of Latvia.

Eligibility: MD degree


The Vascular Surgery training programme consists of the following:

  • Clinical operative surgery: abdominal surgery, cardiosurgery, kidney transplantology and haemodialysis, oncology, urology, maxillo-facial surgery, traumatology, vascular and paediatric surgery. The remaining three years of Vascular Surgery Program has a strong academic component: anaesthesiology and intensive care, vascular laboratory, interventional radiology, vascular surgery, phlebology. Each hospital complements the other with complexity of cases and trauma. The strength of this programme is its clinical volume and supervised training. The resident has the luxury of choice each day for the clinical work, operating room, ambulatory clinic experience, plus bi-weekly teaching rounds

  • Practical tutorials and supervisors

  • Facilitation of the personal development

  • Pedagogical practice

  • Research


Extended and broadened knowledge and understanding of medicine, angiology, vascular surgery angioradiology, phlebology. The knowledge will comply with requirements for speciality certification and meet high standards in the field, both scientifically and professionally. It will ensure creative thinking in clinical practice and research, as well as improve abilities for working in multidisciplinary fields. Knowledge of etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of the aortic, arterial, venous and lymphatic disorders in accordance with the regulations of the speciality.

Skills that will allow to work safely, effectively, ethically and independently in clinical cases of vascular disorders, becoming able to perform appropriate diagnostic procedures, perform differential diagnosis and both surgical and endovascular treatment procedures, work in different medical therapies, critical leg and foot ischaemia, thoracoabdominal aortic dissection and aneurysms, aortic arch branches revascularisation and stroke prophylaxis, screening for vascular diseases.


  • Presentation of research investigation

  • Total required number of vascular surgery and PTA procedures

  • Verbal examination

Study language: Latvian.

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