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 MVSS Traveling Fellowship

“Developing Intelligent Implants”

Chandu Vemuri, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis, Surgery
St. Louis, MO

Areas of specialty:
Vascular Surgery
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society's Traveling Fellowship.
The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide the recipient with the opportunity to travel to another institution or practice in the Continental U.S. in order to observe a unique program of interest to the recipient.

The overall aims of the Scholarship are to improve the delivery of quality care to patients with vascular disease, to develop unique educational or treatment programs, and to cultivate collaborative research opportunities.

Scholarship: An award of $2000 to be used toward the cost of travel, housing, and food.
Who Should Apply:

o    Active MVSS members in good standing (other MVSS Membership categories are not eligible).
o    Both community and academic vascular surgeons are encouraged to apply
o    Applicants should have an interest in changing or supplementing their current practice with one of the purposes listed above.


Application Process: All applicants should submit the completed application by January 1, 2015
This includes an on-line demographic application, a copy of the applicant's CV, and a personal statement (not to exceed 300 words) describing the site they would like to visit, the distinctive program being explored, and the goals they hope to accomplish through their traveling fellowship. The applicant must also provide a letter from a representative of the host institution indicating their willingness to participate.

 Review and Award Process:
Completed applications will undergo blinded review by the MVSS Executive Council. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate originality, define attainable goals, provide evidence of strong support from the host institution, and offer the greatest benefit to those suffering from vascular disease. Previous Traveling Fellowship recipients will be ineligible for future awards. Fellowship recipients will be notified by January 15, 2015, and a check for the award will be mailed to the recipient's address.

 Report to Executive Council: The recipient's award-related travel should be completed by July 1, 2015. 

The recipient will prepare a written report should be prepared, describing the activities provided for by the fellowship award and detailing how the recipient will use the acquired information to improve the care of vascular patients, further the education of future vascular surgeons, or improve research capabilities. This report will be submitted to the MVSS Executive Council by July 15, 2015, and the award recipient will give a presentation of their traveling fellowship experience to the membership at the Society's  2015 Annual Meeting.

To apply, download the Application and Personal Statement form below.

 - Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society Traveling Fellowship Application

 - Personal Statement Form​​