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 APDVS Current News

2016 APDVS Spring Meeting​
April 1-2, 2016
Open Resident Positions


ACGME NAS and Milestones Information




Upcoming Vascular Surgery Mock Orals

Below is a list of upcoming mock orals held at regional and national vascular surgery meetings.


​Southern Association for Vascular Surgery ​January 14, 2016 ​Cancun, Mexico
Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society​ ​September 8-10, 2016 (exact mock oral dates TBA) Columbus, OH
Eastern Vascular Society​​ September 15-17, 2016​ (exact mock oral dates TBA) ​Philaladelphia, PA



Important Match Information


0+5 Integrated Match
• Registration opens on NRMP:  September 15, 2015
• Rank order begins on NRMP:  January 15, 2016
• Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP:  February 24, 2016
A full schedule of dates can be found online at:

Fellowship Match
• Registration opens on NRMP:  January 20, 2016
• Rank order begins on NRMP:  March 23, 2016 
• Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP:  April 20, 2015
A full schedule of dates can be found online at:



New VSQE Operative Log Requirements for Vascular Surgery Residents

The American Board of Surgery recently announced that integrated vascular surgery residents that begin training in July 2015 will be required to have 25 cases in surgical critical care, with at least one in each of the seven categories: ventilatory management; bleeding (non-trauma); hemodynamic instability; organ dysfunction/failure; dysrhythmias; invasive line management and monitoring; and parenteral/enteral nutrition.

View all requirements.

Upcoming VSITE Dates

The American Board of Surgery has announced that the 2016 VSITE will be a 5-hour, web-based examination containing approximately 200 multiple-choice questions. The next exam will be held March 4-5, 2016.

Read more.

ABS Osteopathic Trainees Policy Change

The American Board of Surgery recently posted a new policy regarding certification of osteopathic surgical residents.  

"To be eligible for certification in vascular surgery by the ABS through the independent (5+2) pathway, osteopathic surgical residents must have successfully completed training in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program according to the [outlined criteria], prior to completing an ACGME-accredited vascular surgery fellowship. The vascular surgery fellowship must be accredited by the ACGME for the entire duration of training. All other ABS requirements for certification in vascular surgery in effect at the time of application must also be fulfilled."​

Updated October 2015

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