SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship

Sponsored by the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee 

The submission site for the 2015 Vascular Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship is now closed. 

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 the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting held in National Harbor, MD on June 8-11. 

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 studentresident@vascularsociety.org or telephone 800-258-7188.

Past Award Winners

2015
Jason K. Wagner, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

2014
Peter A. Beaulieu, DO, MPH
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners- Michigan State
Grand Rapids, MI​

Read a report [PDF] ​of Dr. Beaulieu's experience as the 2014 SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship recipient.​

2013
Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, MRCS
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Read a report [PDF] of Dr. Mouawad's experience as the 2013 SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship recipient.

2012
SreyRam Kuy, MHS, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Read a report [PDF] of Dr. Kuy's experience as the 2012 SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship recipient.

2011
Randall R. De Martino, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH 

Read a report [PDF] of Dr. De Martino's experience as the 2011 SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship recipient.