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Future Vascular Surgeons Weekly Update
                                                                         January 7, 2014
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Did you know?
The first human cardiac catheterization was performed by Werner Forssmann in 1929. 
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Leadership: Learning and Preparation
Leadership: Learning and Preparation

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Narrowing Down Your Choices

When choosing what programs to apply to it is important to use your network for advice. Reach out to mentors, vascular surgery program directors, division chiefs, research advisers, current fellows, and residents. It is also important to determine your competitiveness and be realistic in your choice of program. Fellowship applicants should typically apply to at least 20 programs, including 5 safe schools. 

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • 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 SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship is accepting applications until March 17. Learn more.   
  • 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.   
Find a Mentor
Need some guidance on a career in vascular surgery? SVS can help match medical students and
general surgery residents with vascular surgery mentors. Fill out the application form to be matched with a mentor. 

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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