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Travel Scholarships Available for General Surgery Residents and Medical Students

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is funding up to 80 travel scholarships of US$600 for medical students and general surgery residents to attend the 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting. These scholarships provide aspiring vascular surgeons with an opportunity to learn more about the latest treatments and research in vascular disease.

During the meeting, trainees will be able to attend scientific sessions and network with leaders in the field. SVS also will provide educational programming designed exclusively for students and residents.

New for 2011, scholarship recipients also will have the opportunity to participate in open and endovascular simulation training, a surgical skills competition, and a vascular surgery jeopardy competition.

To ensure that truly interested medical students and general surgery residents receive the scholarships, they will be awarded on merit. Students and general surgery residents are required to submit an application, which includes a brief statement on their interest in vascular surgery, as well as be nominated by a vascular surgeon in order to be eligible for the scholarship. Please note: scholarship recipients will need to confirm their attendance at the resident/student program each day in order to receive the travel funds. Please note the application process is now closed. All scholarship applicants will be notified in early May regarding their application status.

Educational Program

The general surgery resident/medical student scholarship educational program will be held on Wednesday, June 15, Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17. With the exception of the Open & Endovascular Simulation Training session held on June 15, the educational program is open to all interested students and general surgery residents. Please note that only scholarship recipients will be able to attend the Open & Endovascular Simulation Training session due to space limitations. View the detailed program agenda.

New for 2011, there will be an educational session for members of the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Section on Saturday, June 18 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. This session will focus on talks specific to trainees such as how to find a job and financial management. View the program agenda. To join the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Section you must be an SVS Candidate Member currently in a vascular surgery training program. For more information. Learn how to become a SVS Candidate Member.

Vascular Surgery Jeopardy Competition

The SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Section will host the Second Annual Vascular Surgery Jeopardy Competition for vascular surgery trainees, general surgery residents, and medical students at the 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting. The Jeopardy Competition will be held June 17 at 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm in the McCormick Place, Lakeside Center.

The Competition will consist of three rounds:

Round 1 – Three Teams Compete; Winning Team Competes in Final Round

Round 2 – Three Teams Compete; Winning Team Competes in Final Round

Final Round – Winners of Round 1 & 2 Compete in Final Jeopardy

Teams: There will be six teams arranged by regional areas (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest). The teams will consist of one medical student and two general surgery residents and/or vascular surgery trainees for a total of three members on each team. To promote networking on a regional basis, team members will be assigned regionally on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prizes will be given to the top two teams.

Applications: Please note we are soliciting only individual applications (not teams). Applications are due April 15. Teams will be assigned by May 31.

Free Registration for Fellows, Students, and Residents

There are no registrations fees for any fellows/residents/students to attend the 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting. As part of the registration process, to qualify for the free registration fellows/students/residents will need to submit a letter from their chief of service or medical school stating they are in a vascular surgery fellowship/general surgery residency program/medical school and want to attend the meeting. SVS Candidate Members also receive free registration to the meeting. Register today.

Please note: with the exception of the Open & Endovascular Simulation Training session held on June 15, the general surgery resident/student educational program is open to all interested students and general surgery residents. Only scholarship recipients will be able to attend the Open & Endovascular Simulation Training session due to space limitations.

Welcome Buddy/Mentor Program

SVS provides students/general surgery residents attending the Vascular Annual Meeting with an assigned mentor/welcome buddy to help guide them through the Meeting, as well as assist with career questions. Students/general surgery residents will be paired with vascular surgeons in various roles from Program Director to Vascular Surgery Trainee to Vascular Surgeons Practicing 1-10 Years, and Vascular Surgeons Practicing 10+ Years. All students/residents that have registered by June 1 will be assigned a welcome buddy/mentor.

Vascular surgery trainees interested in becoming a mentor/welcome buddy, please contact studentresident@vascularsociety.org.

For more information on the fellow/resident/student activities held during the 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting, contact studentresident@vascularsociety.org.


Updated March 2011 

 

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