Medical students and general surgery residents have the chance to change their lives. Perhaps they are still seeking some direction for their medical careers. Perhaps they’re considering vascular surgery but aren’t sure that’s right for them.
A trip to the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) could be just what they need to point them to their future. Applications opened Dec. 5 for the SVS Diversity Medical Student Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship and the SVS General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship.
Nathalie Baroum attended VAM 2021 on a travel scholarship after finishing her first year of medical school. She was already interested in vascular surgery but wasn’t entirely sure about heading that direction because of her lack of exposure to the specialty. “Overall, receiving the scholarship and experiencing both the conference and the specialized meetings for the recipients really solidified for me that I wanted to go into the field,” she said.