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SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship




Tracy Sluciak

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Sponsored by the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee

Application Deadline: TBA (for 2015 Award)

The primary purpose of the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship is to provide the recipient with an opportunity to participate in Capitol Hill visits and learn more about SVS' health policy and advocacy activities. The overall aim of the Scholarship is to enhance the health policy and advocacy development of the vascular surgery trainee’s career.​

Financial Support

The SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is to be used toward the cost of travel, housing, and subsistence during these visits.

Eligibility for Selection

  • Must be SVS Candidate Member currently enrolled (or accepted) in a vascular surgery training program (Please note: Vascular surgery residents/fellows graduating in 2014 are still eligible to apply)
  • Have an earnest interest in health policy and advocacy issues relating to vascular surgery

Application Procedure
Application materials listed below should be submitted via email to the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee (email: The SVS Health Policy Committee will determine the finalist. Decisions regarding the scholarship will be emailed to applicants.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 300 word (maximum) essay describing interest in health policy/advocacy and why the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship

Capitol Hill Visits
SVS will work directly with the recipient to arrange the Capitol Hill visits and other related SVS' health policy and advocacy activities during the experience. Please note: To maximize the recipient's experience, Capitol Hill visits should be planned to occur in November 2014 or early January 2015.

Trainee’s Report to Committee
A report covering the experience should be prepared and forwarded to the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee within three months of completion of the visits. The report should be one to two double-spaced typewritten pages and should summarize activities during the visits. Although factual statements of activities should be included, recipients are encouraged to place these within an overall context of the impact on professional and personal development. Any publication of these activities should acknowledge the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee.

For questions, email or telephone 800-258-7188.

Past Award Winners
Peter A. Beaulieu, DO, MPH
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners- Michigan State
Grand Rapids, MI​

Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, MRCS
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Read a report of Dr. Mouawad's experience as the 2013 SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship recipient.
SreyRam Kuy, MHS, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Read a report of Dr. Kuy's experience as the 2012 SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship recipient.
Randall R. De Martino, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Read a report of Dr. De Martino's experience as the 2011 SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship recipient.


Updated September 2014​​​

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Created at 1/11/2011 2:45 PM by Tracy Sluciak
Last modified at 9/9/2014 3:05 PM by Emily Kalata