Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society Programs for Fellows/Residents and Medical Students
The Society once again is offering the Mock Oral Examination at Midwestern Vascular 2018, September 13-15 in St. Louis. The Mock Oral Exam provides trainees from across the Midwest an opportunity to experience the certifying exam format wherein they respond to several clinical scenarios in three different rooms from six examiners who are from across the various Midwest vascular surgery training programs as well as those in private practice. This will provide the examinees an opportunity to be examined by someone not from their training program. A feedback session will provide the examinees an opportunity to interact with examiners and to improve exam taking skills.
Visit back for additional information to be available spring of 2018.
The Society is making plans to include the Simulation and Surgical Skills Assessment Program with the Mock Orals program. The Simulation and Surgical Skills Assessment Program will assess vascular fellow and resident skills in performing the following open and endovascular procedures: Carotid endarterectomy; Open repair abdominal aortic aneurysm; Femoral-popliteal artery bypass; EVAR; Iliac artery angioplasty and stent placement; Hemodialysis access placement; and End-to-side mismatched anastomosis.
Plans are underway for the 4th Annual MVSS Medical Student Education and Participation Program, “Introducing Vascular Surgery as a Career Choice” to be held prior to the start of Midwestern Vascular 2018 in St. Louis.
The primary goal of the program is to introduce the specialty of vascular surgery as a career choice to Students. The program provides an excellent opportunity for student learners of all levels (first year medical students to fourth year medical students) to meet other learners with similar interests and provides an opportunity to meet members and leaders of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society. The primary training objective is to introduce vascular surgery simulation and skills training to medical students as a vehicle to enhance their educational experience during Medical School and help direct them towards consideration of a career in vascular surgery.
The content of the program will include didactic lectures, basic vascular surgical skills training, expert simulation training demonstrations, and career choice discussions with vascular surgeon members of the MVSS.
The MVSS will accept applications from any and all students who are currently attending Medical Schools in the Midwest region. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and limited to the first 50 registrants.
- Letter from the Dean of the Medical School, Program Director in Surgery or Program Director in Vascular Surgery.
- A brief 300-word maximum essay explaining their interest in participating in this program and why the program will be educationally beneficial.
Travel scholarships are offered to Students accepted for the program.
Additional information will be available in the Spring, 2018.