Residents & Fellows

FIT Program

The SVS PSO Quality Fellowship in Training (FIT) program is for residents and fellows in vascular surgery and medicine in collaboration with APDVS. The application process is open January 9, 2023 through February 28, 2023. This program is open to interested residents and fellows in General Surgery, both tracks of Vascular Surgery programs, Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine.  

The Fellowship in Training (FIT) program is designed to introduce residents and fellows in vascular programs to our patient safety organization (VQI/PSO). Using a mentor-directed approach, FIT applicants will work closely with their VQI mentor on participation in regional biannual meetings and review of comparative data including center level quality improvement processes.  Opportunities include engagement in quality charter development, center level QI process and research initiatives using VQI data reviewed by VQI research advisory committee (RAC).  Advancement through the 12 to 18 month program provides the FIT applicant opportunity to present their work during VQI@VAM with potential selection for a highly coveted Jack L Cronenwett Scholarship (5 awarded annually) worth up to $10,000 to continue research and/or work more closely with VQI/PSO staff and committees. 

FIT Candidates should apply using this link []

Other Resources

  • Visit the SVS Young Surgeons page to access articles and video resources for beginning your vascular career after training.  
  • The SVS History Project Work Group has interviewed 80 people who influenced the course of vascular surgery and who have been the specialty’s outstanding leaders and contributors. Take a look back at the history of the field and access these videos online

  • The APDVS presents RPVI modules designed to enhance comprehension of vascular laboratory imaging and prepare trainees for the RPVI exam. You can now access this content on the APDVS - YouTube channel. 

Curriculum Resources

  • The SCORE Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery [PDF] is now available, encompassing vascular surgery patient care topics to be covered in an integrated or independent vascular surgery training program. Note that topics listed in these outlines may not directly match modules currently on the SCORE Portal—the outlines are forward-looking, reflecting the latest updates.
  • VESAP5, now available, is the fifth edition of the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program. This online program is designed to meet the Continuous Certification requirements of the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery for continuing medical education credits and MOC self-assessment credits. Vascular residents and fellows will find it a useful study aid for their ABSITE or VSITE examinations.