For those planning to take the upcoming Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination (VSITE)
on March 1, VESAP®2 can be an invaluable resource. Offered by the Society for Vascular Surgery, VESAP®2 has helped many vascular surgery residents prepare for VSITE.
Through March 31, the price of VESAP®2 has been reduced to $200 for SVS Candidate Members.
VESAP®2 is an online self-assessment program with 450 questions and includes detailed discussions and references for each question. To aid those taking VSITE, the program has two components, Learning and Exam Mode. In Learning Mode, questions can be reviewed, an answer chosen and then checked to see if it is correct. An explanation of the answer is also provided.
A recent study by the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society found that vascular trainees who completed the Learning Mode in addition to the Exam Mode had a 7 percent increase in exam scores.
SVS Member - $300
SVS Candidate Members - $200
Non-member - $400
Once you've purchased VESAP®2, login to the program here.
VESAP ®2 has the following learning objectives.
- Describe the current treatment of aortoiliac aneurysmal and occlusive disease.
- Discuss the possible etiologies of extremity arterial disease and appropriate interventions.
- Identify the evaluation and management of brachiocephalic and cerebrovascular disease.
- Explain the medical management of vascular disease and critical features of dialysis access.
- Describe the non-invasive vascular laboratory tests, CT and MR angiography used in the evaluation of vascular disease, including the benefits and limitations of each. Review the assessment and treatment of renovascular hypertension and mesenteric ischemia.
- Discuss the etiology and treatment of acute and chronic venous disease and lymphatic disease.
- Review vascular trauma management and the surgical nutrition and critical care essentials of the vascular patient.
VESAP®2 editors-in-chief: Kim J. Hodgson, MD and John F. Eidt, MD
Posted January 2014