A new review textbook developed by a vascular surgery resident with the aim of helping fellow trainees prepare for milestones like the Vascular Surgery In-Training Exam (VSITE) has accumulated sales of around 500 copies across some 14 different countries.
Such has been the success of The Vascular Surgery Review Book, author Thomas Creeden, DO, from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts, who birthed the title just before the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in June, already has outline plans for a second edition to be released next fall.
The book has registered as one of top-selling books on Amazon within the vascular and thoracic surgery category, Creeden tells Vascular Specialist. “Copies have sold in 14 countries, and have made their way into many of the current vascular surgery training programs,” he says.
With the next annual VSITE just around the corner, Creeden hopes other trainees and programs might make use of a nearly 300-page book designed to be high-yield—both easier and quicker to work through than weighty modern-day textbooks.
“I believe [the book] has also reached many medical students and vascular surgery interest groups [VSIGs]. Industry has also gained interest in the book, and it is now on many of the industry-sponsored ‘book lists’ for vascular surgery trainees,” Creeden says. “The feedback has been very encouraging, and overall very well received. I’ve enjoyed having met various medical students and residents who are finding the resource useful, and using it for both clinical application and exam prep.”
The planned second edition is set to contain clinical updates, new study results, procedural steps for common vascular surgeries, and additional figures and illustrations, Creeden added.