FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of VESAP4?
VESAP4 modules can be completed for credit until 11:50 pm on July 31, 2020.

How do I purchase VESAP4?
Click here to purchase VESAP4.

I’m a senior member; does that mean I get a discount to VESAP4?
No, senior members pay the active member rate.

Is there an App for VESAP4?
Yes, this new feature will be available by mid-September 2017 and will be compatible only with Apple devices.  

Can I use VESAP4 on any computer?
Yes, the VESAP4 browser version is compatible with PCs, Macs, and iPads. No software needs to be installed, you only need internet access.

Can I use VESAP4 without being connected to the internet?
The browser version of VESAP4 does not have a downloadable function. One of the new features with VESAP4 allows Apple devices to download a mobile app from the Apple store, which will allow access to the program through the app while not connected to the internet.  However, additional module are not available for purchase while offline. 

What are my credentials for logging into VESAP4?
Credentials for logging into VESAP4 are the same as logging into vascular.org site.

Do I have to take the exams in one sitting?
No, you do not need to take the test all at one time. You can save your answers and come back to complete the test later. The program will track what questions have not been answered.

What is the difference between Exam Mode and Learning Mode?
Exam mode can be completed for CME credit. Learning mode is not available for CME credit, but is useful as a study tool.

Do I have to take the learning mode exam?
No, the learning mode is optional. However, once you begin the exam you cannot access Learning Mode for the module until you have completed all the questions in the exam mode.

How do I obtain credit for VESAP4?
You must complete the exam with a score of at least 75%. If you do not achieve a score of at least 75% on the first session, you will be able to retake exam mode and retry only those questions that were not correctly answered during the previous session(s).  Once you have achieved a cumulative score of at least 75%, you have successfully completed the exam and you will be provided with the option to claim CME credit from the module landing page.

How much CME credit will I earn for VESAP4?
The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this enduring material for a maximum of 75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™(7.5 per module). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How will I know whether I am in Learning Mode or in Exam Mode?
On the module home page, the active mode (learning mode or exam mode) will be highlighted above the list of questions.  On each item page within a module, the designation of Learning Mode or Exam Mode will be shown on the upper right corner of the item screen.

How will I know which questions I missed in Learning Mode?
In Learning Mode, the first list of questions will link to all questions in that module.  A second list will provide you with a list of only those questions that remain to be answered in that module. A third list of questions will link to only those questions that were incorrectly answered during the session.

How will I know which questions I missed in Exam Mode?
In Exam Mode, there is there is a column labeled “Unanswered” these are the questions you got incorrect while in Exam Mode.  Once you select the question again, you will enter “Exam – Retake”.

Will I need to retake the entire exam if I do not achieve a score of 75% during a session?
You will only be required to retake those questions that were incorrectly answered in the session. During “Retake” mode, you will be taken through those questions and you must earn a cumulative score of 75% to claim CME credit. 

Can I retake the exam after I have finished it?
You cannot retake the Exam Mode for additional CME or MOC credit; however, you can access it to review.

I am not satisfied with VESAP4. Can I get a refund?
Yes, but it will be less a $50 cancellation fee.

I bought VESAP4 and used it a bit, and liked it ok. I don’t think I will finish it now. Can I have a refund?
No. Anyone who has started VESAP4 cannot get a refund, unless they are unhappy with it.

I just ordered VESAP4 will any materials be shipped to me?
No, the program is entirely online, there are no accompanying materials.