Candidate Membership

SVS offers candidate membership to physicians who are currently accepted to or enrolled in accredited vascular surgery residency training programs in the United States or Canada, as well as medical students and general surgery residents who have interest in pursuing vascular surgery.

Vascular Surgery Candidate Membership

This membership provides a platform for vascular surgery trainees to gain access to valuable career resources and helps foster a community of like-minded, professional peers.

As a vascular surgery trainee candidate member, you will be able to gain valuable contacts in the specialty, engage in several leadership opportunities, as well as help improve SVS programs for other trainees.

Trainees who are currently accepted to or enrolled in accredited vascular surgery residency training programs in the United States or Canada automatically become vascular surgery trainee candidate members. Annual dues are waived and it is not necessary to complete an application. After completion of vascular training, members are placed in post-training status and will be invoiced $65 for membership dues. The term of candidate member is allotted to a maximum of three years after completion of a vascular training program. Once board certified, SVS encourages you to apply for active membership. 

Please note: All current vascular surgery trainees (including first year vascular fellows, PGY1 integrated vascular residents, and incoming fellows) in ACGME and Canadian accreditated training programs are automatically enrolled as Candidate members. New members received a welcome email detailing membership benefits in August.  

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General Surgery Resident Candidate Membership

This membership provides a platform for general surgery residents to gain access to valuable vascular surgery career resources and promote a network of similarly interested residents. 

As a general surgery resident candidate member, you will be able to continue cultivating your interest in vascular surgery, gain valuable contacts in the specialty, and engage in several leadership opportunities. 

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Medical Student Candidate Membership

Medical student candidate membership provides a platform for medical students to gain access to valuable vascular surgery career resources and promote a network of similarly interested students.

As a medical student candidate member, you will be able to continue cultivating your interest in vascular surgery, gain valuable contacts in the specialty, and engage in several leadership opportunities.

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Candidate Membership Post-Graduation

SVS offers continued Candidate membership for up to three years following the end of training to alleviate the costs and paperwork as new surgeons transition into practice.  Candidate membership dues are only $65 per year starting the year following your graduation.

The transition into Candidate Membership is automatic, but members must submit an application to the Membership Committee to be considered for Active Membership.

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