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Guidance Statement from the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery Regarding the 2022/2023 Application Cycle

While our vascular surgery training programs continue adapting to fluctuations and changes related to equity in the interview process, some institutions may still have pandemic era restrictions on students, faculty, and staff, which impact the 2022-2023 application cycle. In particular, medical student away rotations have been governed by local institutional and regional policies, as well as the ultimate process of residency interviews.

In response, the APDVS issues the following guidelines to vascular surgery program directors in the United States regarding the upcoming application cycle for Integrated Vascular Surgery Residencies.


Open Resident Positions 


ACGME NAS and Milestones Information

Important Match Information

0+5 Integrated Match

  • Registration opens on NRMP:  September 15, 2022
  • Rank order begins on NRMP:  February 1, 2023
  • Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP:  January 31, 2023
  • Rank order list deadline on NRMP: March 1, 2023
  • Match Day: March 17, 2023

A full schedule of dates can be found online at

Fellowship Match

  • Registration opens on NRMP: February 8, 2023
  • Rank order begins on NRMP: March 22, 2023
  • Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP: April 5, 2023
  • Rank order list deadline on NRMP: April 19, 2023
  • Match Day: May 3, 2023

A full schedule of dates can be found online at

Regional Vascular Society Meetings

EVS: September 7-9, 2023, Washington, DC

MVSS: September 7-9, 2023, Minneapolis, MN

NESVS: October 6-8, 2023, Boston, MA

SAVS: January 18-21, 2023, Puerto Rico, PR

WVS: September 9-13, 2023, Kauai, HI

News from APDVS

APDVS Guidance Statement for 2020-2021 Application Cycle

News from VBS

4B ABS Council Nominating Organization Information


VSQE Operative Log Requirements for Vascular Surgery Residents

In 2015, the American Board of Surgery began requiring integrated vascular surgery residents to have 25 cases in surgical critical care, with at least one in each of the seven categories: ventilatory management; bleeding (non-trauma); hemodynamic instability; organ dysfunction/failure; dysrhythmias; invasive line management and monitoring; and parenteral/enteral nutrition.

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Upcoming VSITE Dates

The American Board of Surgery has announced that the 2022 VSITE will be a 5-hour, web-based examination containing approximately 200 multiple-choice questions. The next exam will be held in Winter 2022.

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BS Osteopathic Trainees Policy Change

The American Board of Surgery recently posted a new policy regarding certification of osteopathic surgical residents.  

"To be eligible for certification in vascular surgery by the ABS through the independent (5+2) pathway, osteopathic surgical residents must have successfully completed training in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program according to the [outlined criteria], prior to completing an ACGME-accredited vascular surgery fellowship. The vascular surgery fellowship must be accredited by the ACGME for the entire duration of training. All other ABS requirements for certification in vascular surgery in effect at the time of application must also be fulfilled."​

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