Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society Programs for Fellows/Residents and Medical Students
The Society thanks all Medical Students who attended our Program on Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST.
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, in conjunction with some interesting case presentations and talks on a range of topics from What is Vascular Surgery through to Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Vascular Surgery followed by a panel discussion.
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.
Video Program Objectives: The primary objective of the video session is to introduce vascular surgery procedures 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 expert faculty demonstration of endovascular and open procedures and introduces the breadth and diversity of vascular surgery procedures to medical students in a low stress environment.
Medical Students from schools in the Midwest region.
Application and Eligibility: The program will accept applications from all students who are currently attending Medical Schools in the Midwest region. 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 Program Director in Surgery, or Vascular Surgery (permission must be granted by the Program Director). Navigate to the links below for a copy of the 2020 Program.
Students who participated in the program are invited and encouraged to attend MVSS Annual Meeting virtual sessions September 9-12, 2020. Please contact the Society for additional information.
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
The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society’s Annual Mock Oral Examination to be held Friday, September 11th is SOLD-OUT. We thank all Vascular Surgery Trainees who have registered for this program.
This year’s Annual Meeting is being held in a virtual format from September 9-12. We will be offering our Mock Orals program in a virtual format as well on Friday, September 11th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time.
This is the 9th year that the MVSS will host the Mock Orals Exam for Senior Vascular Fellows and Residents. The Mock Oral Exam provides trainees from across the Midwest an opportunity to experience familiarity with the certifying exam format, gain experience with examiners from outside their training program and receive constructive feedback from examiners to improve their exam-taking skills.
Our goal is to provide the Mock Oral Exam to 20 trainees in two sessions of 10 rooms through our Zoom platform.
• 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. Failure to attend, or if the Fellow withdraws from participation after the application deadline, will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
All applications will be reviewed for approval by the Education Committee and confirmed. Contact the Society’s Administrative Offices at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.