SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship

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Submissions are due Monday, October 17 at 11:59 pm CST

Sponsored by the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee 

The primary purpose of the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship is to provide the recipient with an opportunity to participate in Capitol Hill visits and learn more about SVS' health policy and advocacy activities. The overall aim of the Scholarship is to enhance the health policy and advocacy development of the trainee’s career.​

Financial Support

The SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is to be used toward the cost of travel, housing, and subsistence during these visits.

Eligibility for Selection

  • Must be SVS Candidate Member currently enrolled (or accepted) in a vascular surgery training program 
  • Have an earnest interest in health policy and advocacy issues relating to vascular surgery

Application Procedure

The SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee and the SVS Government Relations Committee will determine the finalist​. ​ Decisions regarding the scholarship will be emailed to applicants.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 300 word (maximum) essay describing interest in health policy/advocacy and why the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship

Capitol Hill Visits

SVS will work directly with the recipient to arrange the Capitol Hill visits and other related SVS health policy and advocacy activities during the experience. To maximize the recipient's experience, Capitol Hill visits will be scheduled during March and/or April 2017.

Trainee’s Report to Committee

A report covering the experience should be prepared and forwarded to the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee within three months of completion of the visits. The typed report should be one to two double-spaced pages and should summarize activities during the visits. Although factual statements of activities should be included, recipients are encouraged to place these within an overall context of the impact on professional and personal development. Any publication of these activities should acknowledge the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee and the SVS Government Relations Committee. 

For questions, email or telephone 800-258-7188.

Past Award Winners

Jason K. Wagner, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Read a Report of Dr. Wagner's Experience

Peter A. Beaulieu, DO, MPH
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners- Michigan State
Grand Rapids, MI​

Read a Report ​of Dr. Beaulieu's Experience 

Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, MRCS
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Read a Report of Dr. Mouawad's Experience

SreyRam Kuy, MHS, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Read a Report of Dr. Kuy's Experience

Randall R. De Martino, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH 

Read a Report of Dr. De Martino's Experience