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Guidance Statement from the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery Regarding the 2021/2022 Application Cycle

Given the current uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the success of last year’s virtual interview activities and the results of the 0+5 and 5+2 matches, the APDVS recommends an all-virtual interview process for the 2021-22 Match season.

APDVS GUIDANCE STATEMENT

Open Resident Positions 

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ACGME NAS and Milestones Information

Important Match Information

0+5 Integrated Match

  • Registration opens on NRMP:  January 31, 2022
  • Rank order begins on NRMP:  February 1, 2022
  • Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP:  January 31, 20212
  • Rank order list deadline on NRMP: March 2, 2022
  • Match Day: March 18, 2022

A full schedule of dates can be found online at nrmp.org.


Fellowship Match

  • Registration opens on NRMP: February 9, 2022
  • Rank order begins on NRMP: March 23, 2022
  • Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP: April 13, 2022
  • Rank order list deadline on NRMP: April 27, 2022
  • Match Day: May 11, 2022

A full schedule of dates can be found online at nrmp.org.

Regional Vascular Society Meetings

EVS: September 29- October 1, 2022, Philadelphia, PA

MVSS: September 15-17, 2022, Grand Rapids, MI

NESVS: October 14-16, 2022, Newport, RI

SAVS: January 19-22, 2022, Manalapan, FL

WVS: September 17-20, 2022, Victoria, B.C., Canada

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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