Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society Programs for Fellows/Residents and Medical Students
The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society offers an Annual Mock Oral Examination and Simulation and Technical Skills Assessment Program held during its Annual Meeting. Plans are underway for these programs be held during Midwest Vascular 2019 in Chicago. We urge you to avail this opportunity for your Vascular Surgery Trainees. This program sells out quickly. We invite you to visit back in early 2019 for additional information.
The Mock Orals Exam for Vascular Fellows and Senior Vascular Residents
The Mock Oral Exam provides trainees from across the Midwest an opportunity to experience the certifying exam from examiners from various academic and community programs. The trainees will likely be examined by someone not from their training program, and will receive on-site feedback directly from the examiners to improve exam taking skills.
The Simulation and Surgical Skills Assessment Program
The Simulation and Surgical Skills Assessment Program will assess vascular fellow and senior resident skills in performing multiple open and endovascular procedures. The trainees will be assessed and feedback sent to their program directors.
The Simulation and Surgical Skills Assessment Program that is part of the Mock Orals 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.
There is limited availability of 20 spots on a first come first serve basis, with priority given to those in their final year of training (i.e. PGY 7 fellowship or 5th year of integrated vascular surgery residency), and to those who have not done the program in the past, but other fellows or residents will be accepted if space allows.
A letter of support from the Program Director is required. Participation in the program will also require a refundable deposit of $100.00.
Participation in both programs is required.
Annual MVSS Medical Student Education and Participation Program, “Introducing Vascular Surgery as a Career Choice”
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 students with the opportunity to meet members and leaders of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society (MWVSS). 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 program will accept applications from all students who are currently attending Medical Schools in the Midwest region. There are 50 participant slots. To apply for a position to participate in this program, Students must complete the application form and return the completed signed form as quickly as possible to the MVSS Administrative Offices. The requirements of applying include a letter from the Dean of the Medical School, or Program Director in Surgery, or Vascular Surgery (permission must be granted by the Program Director, or the Dean of the Medical School). Additionally, a brief 300-word maximum essay explaining their interest in participating in this program and why they believe in this program will be educationally beneficial to them also is required.
A maximum of Twenty (20) travel stipends to cover expenses that include one-nights lodging at either the MVSS Annual Meeting Hotel, or alternate hotel will be offered. Each stipend will cover actual expenses up to a pre-determined maximum (including hotel costs).
Students participating in the program will also be provided the opportunity to attend the Thursday afternoon MVSS scientific sessions free of charge and be publicly recognized by those members in attendance.
Visit back for additional information to be available in early 2019.