This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Society for Vascular Surgery. This year's Vascular Annual Meeting will also be a very welcome return to in-person meetings after the pandemic. Sharif and Fanny chat with the co-Chairs of the Program Committee for the VAM, Dr. Andy Schanzer and Dr. Matt Eagleton, to give us a preview.
We are excited to share our discussion with Dr. Carmen Johnson and Dr. Ronald Fairman from the Food and Drug Administration on the approval processes and the post-market surveillance of medical devices.
Dr. Jack Cronenwett was recently awarded the first Lifetime Achievement in Education Award from the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS). We are very excited to have Dr. Cronenwett join us to give us his perspective on the history of the APDVS, the Vascular Integrated Residency, and the Vascular Quality Initiative.
The Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery Recruitment of Medical Student and Residents Committee will present a free informational webinar, ‘VSIG Live!’, at 6pm CST on Thursday, March 25th, 2021. The intent of ‘VSIG Live!’ is to allow all U.S. medical students to experience a Vascular Surgery Interest Group meeting and learn more about Vascular Surgery, even in the absence of a local chapter.
The Society for Vascular Surgery has created a branding tool kit which is available exclusively and at no cost to SVS members. It is designed to help vascular surgeons communicate our role in comprehensive vascular care. Dr. Joseph Mills discuss the genesis and development of the branding initiative, as well as Dr. Linda Harris and Dr. Kathryn Bowser to discuss its implementation in their practices.
We are excited to announce a fantastic educational opportunity for vascular trainees! The Journal of Vascular Surgery is initiating an internship program geared at both senior integrated vascular residents and vascular fellows. The program is designed for those who have an interest in learning the JVS Journals review and editorial process.
Dr. Sachdev-Ost is currently the site chief of vascular surgery at Magee Women’s Hospital, the associate program director of the vascular surgery residency and fellowship at UPMC and was recently appointed as an associate editor for clinical research focused on diversity, equity and inclusion at JVS.
With the interview season underway amidst a pandemic, we sought out advice for students applying to the integrated vascular surgery residency from three experts: Dr. Chelsea Dorsey, Dr. Murray Shames, and Dr. Arash Fereydooni.