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 Fellow/General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Activities

Educational, Networking, and Mentorship Program
Educational and Networking Program
Mentorship Program

Travel Scholarship Opportunities
General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Travel Scholarship
Minority Medical Student Travel Scholarship

Educational, Networking, and Mentorship Program

Educational and Networking Program
The fellow/resident/student educational and networking program will be held on Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 1.

The overarching goal of the program is to allow residents and students to explore their interest in vascular surgery. The program provides an excellent opportunity for learners of all levels (first year medical students to senior level surgical residents to vascular surgery trainees) to meet other learners with similar interests and importantly provides students and residents with the opportunity to meet members and leaders of the vascular surgical community. 
The entire Fellow/General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Educational Program, with the exception of the General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Scholarship Program Open & Endovascular Simulation Training session held on May 29, is open to all registered fellows, students, and residents. (Please note the Open & Endovascular Simulation Training session is available only to scholarship recipients of the Vascular Annual Meeting Travel and Minority Medical Student Scholarship Programs.)  View the detailed program agenda. 

Discounted Registration for Fellows, Students, and Residents

Discounted registration is available for vascular surgery trainees, general surgery residents, and medical students to attend the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting. In order to qualify for the discounted registration, as part of the registration process, trainees will need to submit a letter from either their program director, chief of service, or medical school stating they are in a vascular surgery training program/general surgery residency program/medical school and want to attend the meeting. Please note that only vascular trainees who are not currently SVS Candidate Members In Training also will need to submit a letter from their program director. Registration will open March 5. View additional general meeting information.  View additional general meeting information.

Mentorship Program
SVS provides medical students and 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/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 medical students and general surgery residents registered by April 22 will be provided a welcome buddy/mentor.

For more information on the fellow/resident/student activities held during the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting, please contact



Travel Scholarship Opportunities
SVS is dedicated to recruiting medical students and general surgery residents to the specialty to ensure the best young medical professionals become vascular surgeons. SVS offers travel scholarships to aspiring vascular surgeons to underwrite expenses for attendance at the Vascular Annual Meeting.

Since 2005, SVS has awarded 659 travel scholarship and 185 scholarship recipients have already been accepted/enrolled in/completed a vascular surgery training program. The competitive scholarship program has consistently received positive feedback from recipients:

“I really appreciated having the resident scholarship. It’s a great program. Coming to SVS definitely increased my commitment to vascular surgery and I felt the networking opportunities were outstanding.”

“I had an incredible experience and was very impressed with the balance of information, mentorship, and networking opportunities provided in the same meeting.”

“Overall the SVS meeting was an excellent experience. I feel as though I learned a lot about the field of vascular surgery and was pleased to meet so many encouraging surgeons and trainees.”

“These meetings are the highlight of my academic year. Keep up the amazing work.”

“Thank you so much for allowing me to participate in the SVS VAM. It was one of the best educational experiences throughout medical school and has made me secure in my decision to pursue vascular surgery as a career.”

“This was a wonderful meeting which was absolutely invaluable. I do not think I could have networked with so many wonderful people nor learned so much through any other avenue.”

For the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting, SVS will offer the following travel scholarship opportunities: 

​​​​​Updated January 2013​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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