Tag: trainees

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...

Six top tips to help navigate interview season

Ahh October… The air is a bit cooler; pumpkin spice is in everything; and leaf colors are more dazzling. It’s interview season! If you’re...

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...

VAM set to feature special breakfast sessions for medical students

A pair of breakfast sessions aimed at medical students—and potential future vascular surgeons—will form part of the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Aug. 19. The...

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...

VRIC trainee award winners announced

The SVS Foundation has announced the four recipients for the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) Trainee Award. The SVS Basic and Translational Research Committee...

‘VSITE predicts qualifying exam success’

The Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination (VSITE) is “highly predictive” of a Vascular Qualifying Examination pass for examinees following both the integrated vascular surgery (0+5)...

Just 16% of US centers in VQI offer SVS guideline-compliant open...

There is a stark downward trend in the number of U.S. centers in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) that meet the Society for Vascular...

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...

The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories in May

A pointed letter aimed at electronic health record (EHR) behemoth Epic, an argument in favor of endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs)...

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...

Elevating women in vascular surgery

Over a one-year period, Association of American Medical Colleges data showed that 25% of women in surgery reported experiencing disrespect based on their gender,...

Apply for VAM travel scholarships by May 19

Medical students and general surgery residents have until May 19 to apply for Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) travel scholarships....

The top 10 most popular stories from April

Our April cover story on the links between electronic health records (EHRs) and physician burnout, the continuing problem of manels (or all-male speaking panels)...

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...

SVS Clinical Research Seed Grant deadline pushed to March 8

The deadline for the SVS Foundation Clinical Research Seed Grant has been extended to Monday, March 8. The award, which provides researchers with $25,000 to...

Virtual VSB Certifying Exam ‘a huge success’

The virtually administered Vascular Surgery Certifying Exam (CE) has been declared "a huge success" by members of the Vascular Surgery Board (VSB). The VSB...

Dalman to trainees: ‘Vascular surgery is a tremendously rewarding career’

For aspiring vascular trainees, interview season is a time of great stress as well as opportunity. Graduating medical students and residents are preparing the...

Look within yourself during turbulent times

There are many strategies people have for surviving turbulent times. At times like these, I am often asked for advice by younger vascular surgeons,...