Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society Programs for Fellows/Residents and Medical Students
The 5th Annual MVSS Medical Student Education and Participation Program, “Introducing Vascular Surgery as a Career Choice”- Friday, September 13, 2019 – Westin Chicago River North, Chicago
The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is accepting applications for this program through Friday, August 30, 2019.
Program Goals: The primary goal of this program is to introduce the specialty of Vascular Surgery as a career choice to medical students from the Midwest region. The program provides a unique opportunity for medical students at all levels to interact with members and leaders of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society (MVSS). Vascular Surgery faculty and trainees participating in the program have a particular interest in medical student education and mentorship.
Program Content: The program will be comprised of didactic lectures given by members of the MVSS, followed by a hands-on skills session. Skills training techniques to be taught will include basic knot-tying, instrument handling, needle accuracy/placement, and vascular repair & anastomosis. The program will also include expert vascular surgery faculty demonstration of simulated open surgical and endovascular procedures such as endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy and iliac artery angioplasty and stenting.
Didactic Program Objectives: The primary objective of the didactic portion of the program is to familiarize medical students with the field of Vascular Surgery, including diseases treated, patients encountered, and types of interventions performed. The program is intended to clarify how the field differs from other surgical and interventional specialties, highlighting its unique aspects. Also, the program is intended to familiarize students with the training pathways and career options available.
Skills Session Objectives: The primary objective of the skills session 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 considering of a career in Vascular Surgery. The program provides basic and intermediate skills training and introduces the concept of a vascular surgery curriculum to help advance surgical skills during medical school. The program will allow students an opportunity to learn how to perform basic vascular procedures in a low stress environment.
Program Day and Time: Friday September 13th, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Medical Students from schools in the Midwest region.
Maximum of 50 Registrants.
Medical Student Program Committee:
Jonathan Bath, MD, RPVI, University of Missouri Health Care,
Senthil (Jay) Jayarajan, MD, MS, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Jihad Abbas, MD, RPVI, University of Toledo, ProMedica, Toledo, OH
Application and Eligibility: The program will accept applications from all students who are currently attending Medical Schools in the Midwest region. Attendance is limited to 50 participants. To register for the 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 Scholarships to cover expenses that include one-nights lodging at either the MVSS Annual Meeting Hotel, or alternate hotel will be offered to Medical Students outside of the Chicago area. Each Scholarship should be used to cover actual expenses up to a maximum (to be determined)- (including hotel costs). Medical Students from Chicago will receive travel/parking reimbursement.
Students participating in the program will also be provided the opportunity to attend MVSS Annual Meeting free of charge.
TO APPLY: Download a copy of the Application form below. (This fill-in PDF form must be downloaded to be completed). Return the form before August 30, 2019 along with the essay.
2019 MVSS MEDICAL STUDENT PROGRAM – (7-1-19)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SOLD-OUT
This year marks the 8th that the MVSS will host the Mock Orals Exam for Vascular Fellows and Senior Vascular Residents. The Simulation and Surgical Skills Assessment Program was added shortly after making this MVSS Program one of the best regional offering for its trainees. Both programs will be held on Thursday September 12th from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., prior to the start of the Society’s Annual Meeting.
The Mock Oral Exam provides trainees from across the Midwest an opportunity to experience the certifying exam format in three different rooms from six 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 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. Final results will be shared with the Program Director.
• 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 $150.00. Failure to attend, or if the Fellow withdraws from participation after the application deadline, will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
• Application Deadline: SOLD-OUT.
• The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is grateful to W. L. Gore & Associates for once again providing an sponsorship grant that will allow the Society to cover one-night’s lodging at the Westin Chicago River North for confirmed participants of this program. The Society will contact all approved examinees with information.
An educational Dinner for Trainees on Wednesday evening also will be scheduled. Additional information will follow.
Please note that trainees attending the Mock Orals are required to participate in BOTH the Simulation Session, and the mock oral exam on Thursday morning.
Applications are being reviewed by the Education Committee and applicants will be notified soon. (updated 7/1/19)