Active Membership

MVSS Guidelines for Active Membership

Applicants for Active Membership should exhibit an interest in, and a commitment to, vascular surgery. Active membership will be considered for candidates who fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Currently practice in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
  2. Have completed an ACGME approved Vascular Surgery Residency or Fellowship Program.
  3. Have obtained a certificate of Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery through the American Board of Surgery.
  4. Demonstrate a significant interest in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, through educational endeavors and/or research related to vascular biology (see below).
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to the practice of vascular and/or endovascular surgery (see below).

Application Process

  1. Applicants should sign up through our online portal.
  2. Applicants should identify a Member of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society to serve as a Sponsor. The Sponsor should be familiar with the candidate’s vascular surgery training, clinical work, and/or present standing in his/her medical community. The Sponsor may be a partner, member of the applicant’s professional group or the vascular surgery training Program Director. An Endorsement Form from the Sponsor (or a Letter of Recommendation) should be included with the application.
  3. Active membership may be considered for select physicians who have not completed an approved vascular surgery residency program and achieved a Certificate of Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery. Such physicians include those with training in vascular medicine or peripheral vascular disease; or surgeons, interventional vascular radiologists, or cardiologists who demonstrate a commitment to the practice of vascular and/or endovascular surgery.