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Future Vascular Surgeons Weekly Update
December 3, 2013
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Video Resource
Watch grand round videos on surgery from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.  

Vascular Challenge Questions
Do you know the answers to these vascular challenge questions? Take a guess and see below for the answers.
1.) How many Anastomoses are in a Prosthetic Graft Fistula?
2.) Who was the first Vascular Surgeon to be awarded the Nobel Prize?

3.) What vein follows a posterior "stocking seam" pattern?
Did you know?
The Journal of Vascular Surgery was founded in 1984. 
Learn more.
Building Your CV

Constructing a good CV is an essential step in the application process. It will help set you apart from other candidates. Below are some tips on how to build your CV.

  • Differentiate yourself in a positive manner.
  • Do not embellish. Do not be humble.
  • Seek mentorship from faculty, fellows, and senior residents (offer to shadow).
  • Do research. Present at meetings.
  • Include all presentation opportunities in your CV including:
    - local presentations
    - state ACS Chapter or local surgical societies
    - submit an abstract for the Vascular Annual
      Meeting poster session
  • Be responsible for your own learning.

Important Dates

  • The SVS Foundation Resident Research Prize application deadline is January 2. Learn more.
  • Abstracts and surgical videos for the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting can now be submitted online through January 2. 
  • 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.
Don't Lose Contact
Please make sure to update your account as well as your email(s) addresses.To update your profile, please visit "My Profile Account."
If you do not remember your login information, you can retrieve it by having it sent to your email.
Vascular Challenge Answers:
1) Two
2) Alexis Carrel, MD
3) The Lesser or Short Saphenous Vein
For any questions or comments, please email More information regarding the SVS Resident and Student Program can be found at
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