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Future Vascular Surgeons Weekly Update
November 26, 2013
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Video Resource
Watch leaders in the field and at SVS share their advice to young surgeons.
Watch leaders in the field share their advice to young surgeons.   
Resident Research Prize
The SVS Foundation Resident Research Prize is intended for residents with an interest in presenting their basic science research. In addition to presenting their research at the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting, the recipient will receive $5,000 and a one year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery,

The application deadline is January 2, 2014.
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Finding the Right Fit

Before choosing vascular surgery as a career, it is important to ensure that the specialty is the right fit for you. Getting a hands-on experience and networking are excellent ways to get a feel for the specialty. Below are a few ways to ensure that vascular surgery is right for you.

  • Apply for a travel scholarship for the Vascular Annual Meeting (applications available online in early January)
  • Attend the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting's Open and Endovascular Simulation Training Workshop
  • Attend the residency fair at Vascular Annual Meeting
  • Attend local or regional vascular surgery meetings
  • Connect with a vascular surgery mentors
  • Connect with mentors, division chief, vascular surgery program directors, research advisors, current vascular trainees
Open AAA Simulation Workshop

Important Dates

  • The 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, MA from June 5-7. 
  • Abstract submission deadline for the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting is January 2.
  • The Resident and Student educational program agenda and information on travel scholarship opportunities will be available on in early January. Learn more.

   Top Reasons to Be a Vascular Surgeon


We asked the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee what their top reasons to be a Vascular Surgeon were. Here are a few of their responses:
  • We love to sew in circles.
  • Can operate anywhere in the body.
  • Ability to save someone's life or limb.
  • We have arterial motives...and are so vein.
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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