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Future Vascular Surgeons Weekly Update

Welcome to the first edition of the SVS Future Vascular Surgeons Weekly Update! Our aim is to provide general surgery residents and medical students interested in vascular surgery with the latest news, tips, and tools related to vascular surgery training, as well as available opportunities. The content in these updates are similar to what we post regularly on Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We encourage you to also connect with us on these social media channels to stay more informed. We hope you find these weekly updates valuable and timely.

In This Issue
Common Vascular Abbreviations
CAAA - Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

IVUS - Intravascular Ultrasound

PVA - Permanent Vascular Access

Video Resource
Great tips on how to create and build your CV.
"Nothing will come of nothing. Dare for mighty things."

William Shakespeare

Don't Lose Contact
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Vascular Surgery Match: Important Dates and Tips
2014 Match Tips: Vascular
Surgery Integrated Programs (0+5)
  • It may help to front-load your vascular surgery 0+5 interviews and backload your general surgery interviews.
  • A simple way to compare the strengths and weaknesses of the visited programs is to create a chart or spreadsheet you can easily just add notes to after each visit.
  • After your visits be sure to send thank you letters and express your continued interest.
  • Always remember: There are two main objectives for interviews: 1)Determine if the PROGRAM is right for you and 2)Determine if YOU are right for the program.

2014 Match Tips: Vascular Surgery Fellowship Programs (5+2) for the 2015 Academic Year Match

  • Applicants can begin applying to ACGME accredited Vascular Surgery Fellowship Programs (5+2) on November 15, 2013.
  • Meet with faculty to get personalized letters of recommendations. Share your CV, statement, research, and career goals with them.
  • Rank order on NRMP begins on March 26, 2014 and has a deadline of May 7, 2014.
  • Match Day for the 2015 academic year is on May 21, 2014.

Learn more.

Save the Date

The 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, MA from June 5-7. The Resident and Student educational program agenda and information on travel scholarship opportunities will be available on by early January. Learn more.
Not a Member Yet?
The Society for Vascular Surgery now offers candidate membership to general surgery residents and medical students interested in vascular surgery. Benefits include discounted rates on SVS courses and products and the opportunity to make a difference as a member of a SVS Committee. Learn more about member benefits.
For any questions or comments, please email More information regarding the SVS Resident and Student Program can be found at
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