SVS-ACS verification program: Key former SVS president predicts need for additional reviewers

The SVS and ACS recently launched the Vascular Verification Program, an ACS Quality Program

Former SVS President Anton Sidawy, MD, hopes the launch of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) “Vascular Verification Program (Vascular-VP)”  leads to the “flood gates” opening with applications.

“We’re going to need reviewers as we move forward,” to augment the more than 15 already trained, said Sidawy, the vascular regent serving on the Board of Regents of the ACS who led the effort to create the Vascular-VP.

Program reviewers undergo formal training and follow the “surgery dogma” of “see one, do one, teach one,” he explained. For example, he worked with the ACS first, then participated and, finally, led a visit with another trainee.

Those interested in becoming a reviewer can email Carrie McGraw at [email protected].


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