VAM set to feature special breakfast sessions for medical students

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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 Medical Student Program Breakfasts take place simultaneously from 6:30 to 8 a.m. (Pacific time), with one aimed at first- and second-year students (MS1–2), and the other at those in their third or fourth years (MS3–4).

The session targeting MS1–2 attendees focuses on providing an introduction to vascular surgery for those who have an interest in pursuing the specialty as a career. It features such topics as “Vascular Surgery 101,” “How vascular surgery differs from other specialties,” and “How to get more exposure to vascular surgery.” The session for MS3–4 participants is designed for those medical students planning to apply for vascular surgery residency. It covers the application process and how to successfully match. Both sessions will include leadership welcomes, with Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) President-elect Michael C. Dalsing, MD, performing the address for MS1–2s, and outgoing President Ronald L. Dalman, MD, opening proceedings for MS3–4s.

The former session is being moderated by Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, MD, from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and Nii-Kabu Kabutey, MD, from the University of California Irvine, with the latter hosted by Benjamin Pearce, MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Dawn Coleman, MD, from the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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