Tag: residents

From proposal to podium: Tips for getting your abstract accepted at...

Striving for excellence in research is one of the defining characteristics of an academic surgeon. But simply doing great research is not enough. The...

Supply & demand: [Private] practice matters

Vascular surgeons in private practice could play a crucial role in alleviating one of the existential problems currently vexing the specialty: The training of...

Moments suspended in time: Joining the vascular fold

Noon on March 19, 2021, marked the end of an unprecedented year in the world of resident recruiting. Months of virtual interviews, “away” rotations...

Lesson learned: Entering vascular residency during first wave of pandemic 

An insight into the benefits of virtual learning from the perspective of a medical student on the cusp of residency as the early stages...

Vascular Specialist–March 2022

In this issue: Dedicated vs. non-dedicated: Researchers place venous stenting under the spotlight at the American Venous Forum (AVF) 2022 annual meeting (p. 1 and...

Time’s nearly up: Apply for VAM travel scholarships by March 9

Time is quickly running out for medical students and general surgery residents to apply for Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) travel scholarships to attend...

Diversity efforts while in training: Is it just another box to...

2020 was a herald year. It ushered in a global pandemic and a reckoning with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our...

Apply for VAM travel scholarships by March 9

Medical students and general surgery residents have until March 9 to apply for Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) travel scholarships that enable attendance at...

SAVS 2022: ‘Recruiting more women without knowing race/ethnicity of those women...

Failure to stratify gender by race or ethnicity, or vice versa, leads to missed opportunities in the recruitment of underrepresented members from the potential...

Formally introducing Christopher Audu

The team at Vascular Specialist—led by Malachi Sheahan III, MD—is pleased to announce the appointment of University of Michigan resident Christopher Audu, MD, as...

Corner Stitch: From intentions to gratitude in 2022

A time of transition, like the dawn of a New Year, usually commences the mass drive for New Year’s resolutions and intentions. Many of...

New recommendations promote ‘appropriate and effective’ use of social media in...

In response to a rapid augmentation of social media use in medicine over the past five years, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has...

VAM travel scholarship applications available this month

Medical students and general surgery residents will be able to apply this month for travel scholarships to attend the 2022 Society for Vascular Surgery...

VESS: A society primed for young vascular surgeons, trainees and medical...

Welcome to December where the calendar is filled with abstract and registration deadlines to various meetings through the summer of 2022. In this month‘s...

VSIGs increase early exposure to vascular surgery in med school

This month, we are focusing on medical student recruitment into vascular surgery. In many medical schools, students do not get any exposure to the...

Journey of a trainee surgeon-scientist: Mentorship, passion and the importance of...

In August, University of Michigan general surgery resident W. James Melvin, MD, picked up the coveted Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation Resident Research...

Survey on radiation safety in vascular trainees demonstrates a quarter received...

A collaborative effort is needed to establish and adhere to best practice guidelines for radiation safety and exposure, Jasmine Bhinder, MD, a general surgery...

Corner Stitch: The art of surgery in the present moment

As a young surgeon-in-training, and a millennial, the concept of mindfulness and wellbeing perfuses my day-to-day life. Reminders of the importance of “being present”...

Caring for the veteran, training the surgeon: The role of the...

In May 1945, President Harry Truman appointed Gen. Omar Bradley to lead what is now the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, with Paul...

Corner Stitch: If you want to go far, go together

The COVID-19 pandemic left many of us missing social interaction and hungry for a change of scenery. As someone who had never been to...

It is time to end the interview

INTERVIEWER: “Good morning, nice to meet you. Are you going to get pregnant?” While this may seem like a shocking way to begin a...

VESS session: ‘Concerted effort’ made to feature science, discussion from widest...

At its very essence, says Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) President Jason T. Lee, MD, vascular surgery is a “social sport.” The specialty...

Corner Stitch: Acing the final training years

In academia, the start of summer brings about new beginnings and a changing of the guard. Chief residents and senior fellows graduate and start...

A lifetime of achievement: Former SVS president looks back on career...

The first time Bruce A. Perler, MD, attended the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) annual meeting, he was a young faculty member who...

Pearls of wisdom for interns

It’s June and, in less than a month, a swarm of new faces, and freshly minted MDs and DOs will descend upon most academic...

Overcoming prejudice and uniting vascular surgery

The United States has been living through some charged times recently. Our profession is not immune to these conflagrations. In recent times, minority members...

A love for writing

Welcome to Corner Stitch, a brand new section by and for trainees. First up is outgoing Vascular Specialist residents and fellows editor Laura Marie...

VAM travel scholarships open up to applicants April 21

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) travel scholarships for trainees to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) are set to begin accepting applications on April...

Deadlines near for Society, Foundation awards

Applications are due early in 2021 for a number of Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and SVS Foundation awards, honors and grants. Information on...

Study: Mentoring, social events may decrease burnout in surgery residents

Burnout in surgery residents—associated with higher levels of depression and perceived stress—may be alleviated by programmatic social events, limiting weekend work and formal mentoring...