Educational Program

2017 SVS Fellow/General Surgery Resident/Medical Student
Educational Program 

All sessions/events take place in the San Diego Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Learning Objective:

The overarching goal of the program is to allow residents and students to explore their interest in vascular surgery. The program provides an excellent opportunity for learners of all levels (first year medical students to senior level surgical residents to vascular surgery trainees) to meet other learners with similar interests and importantly provides students and residents with the opportunity to meet members and leaders of the vascular surgical community.

Wednesday, May 31

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society Paper Session

All residents and students are invited to attend the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society’s (VESS) paper session, which focuses on abstracts from young surgeons and trainees at all levels.

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Scholarship Program Open and Endovascular Simulation Training*

The objective of the Resident and Student Simulation Training Program is to provide novice learners with an opportunity to learn how to perform basic vascular procedures. The program offers multiple simulation stations with varying simulations of vascular procedures including performance of a vascular anastomosis on an arterial model (medical students), performance of an open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (surgical residents), and performance of an EVAR or TEVAR in a safe and stress free environment. Attendees also will be able to participate in stations involving basic knot tying, instrument handling, needle accuracy/placement, and suture placement and closure skills. As an added bonus, participants will be able to compete in mini Vascular Surgery Skills Competition (results to be announced at Friday’s Residency Fair).

(Please note this event is open only to the scholarship recipients of the Vascular Annual Meeting Travel and Diversity Medical Student Scholarship Programs.)

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Program Welcome Reception: Sponsored by the SVS Young Surgeons Committee and the VESS*

All residents and students are invited to attend the Welcome Reception to network with program directors, mentors, vascular surgery trainees, young surgeons, VESS leadership, and more.

Thursday, June 1

6:30 am – 8:00am

General Surgery Resident Program Breakfast*

Moderators:

Elias Kfoury, MD, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church VA
Adriana Laser, MD, The Vascular Group, Albany, NY

6:30 am

Introduction

6:35 am

SVS Leadership Welcome
Ronald M. Fairman, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

6:40 am

Navigating Other Learners – Getting the Most Out of Fellowship
Vincent L Rowe, MD, Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles, CA

6:46 am

How to Interview and Prepare Fellowship Applications: Program Director Perspective
Venita Chandra, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

6:52 am

How to Interview and Prepare Fellowship Applications: Resident Perspective
TBD

6:58 am

How to Succeed as a Fellow
Max Wohlauer, MD, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

7:04 am

Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees
TBD

7:24 am

Panel Discussion with Program Directors
Venita Chandra, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Mountain View, CA
Sharif Ellozy, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Gregory C Kasper, MD, Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, OH
Vincent L Rowe , MD, Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles, CA
Matthew R Smeds, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK
Jean E Starr, MD, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

6:30 am – 8:00 am 

Medical Student (MS1/MS2) Program Breakfast*

Moderators:

Audra A Duncan, MD, Western University, London, ON
Joseph P Hart, MD, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME

6:30 am

Introduction

6:35 am

SVS Leadership Welcome
R. Clement Darling, MD, The Vascular Group, Albany, NY

6:40 am

Vascular Surgery 101
David A Rigberg, MD, UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles, CA

6:46 am

How Vascular Surgery Programs Differ from Integrated IR and Cardiology Programs
Rabih A Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

6:52 am

Setting Yourself Up in MS1/2 for Your Vascular Surgery Future: Program Director Perspective
Niten Singh, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

6:58 am

Setting Yourself Up in MS1/2 for Your Vascular Surgery Future: Recent Grad Perspective
TBD

7:04 am

How to Start a VSIG
Michael Amendola, MD, VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

7:10 AM

Panel Discussion with Program Directors
Bernadette Aulivola, MD, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Rabih A Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph Lombardi, MD, Cooper University Hospital Program, Camden, NJ
Raghu Motaganahalli, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
David A Rigberg, MD, UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles, CA
Niten Singh, MD, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

7:30 am

Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees
TBD

6:30 am – 8:00 am

Medical Student (MS3/MS4) Program Breakfast*

Moderators:

George L Hines, MD Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Katherine McMackin, MD, Cooper University Hospital Program, Camden, NJ

6:30 am

Introduction

6:35 am

SVS Leadership Welcome
Michel S Makaroun, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

6:40 am

Vascular Surgery 102
Matthew J Eagleton, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

6:46 am

How Vascular Surgery Programs Differ from Integrated IR and Cardiology Programs
Malachi G Sheahan, III, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

6:52 am

Tips on Sub-Internships, Interviews, and the Match Process: Program Director Perspective
Jason T Lee, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

6:58 am

Tips on Sub-Internships, Interviews, and the Match Process: Trainee Perspective
TBD

7:04 am

Panel Discussion with Program Directors
Faisal Aziz, MD, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Matthew J Eagleton , MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Angela A Kokkosis, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Jason T Lee, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Benjamin J Pearce, MD, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
Malachi G Sheahan, III, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

7:24 am

Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees
TBD

Noon – 1:30 pm 

Visit the Exhibits/Box Lunch*

Students and residents are provided dedicated time to visit exhibitors and participate in Vascular Live activities.

Noon – 1:30 pm

Diversity Medical Student Scholarship Luncheon*

Recipients of the Diversity Medical Student Scholarship will network with the SVS Leadership Development Committee and other minority vascular surgeon leaders. (Please note this event is open only to the scholarship recipients of the Diversity Medical Student Scholarship Program.)

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking Reception for Women, Diversity, and Young Surgeons*

All residents and students are invited to attend the Networking Reception hosted by the SVS Leadership Development and Diversity Committee.

Friday, June 2

6:30 am – 8:00 am

General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Program — Mock Interviews Practice Session*

General surgery residents and medical students will have the opportunity to practice for their residency and fellowship interviews at this session. Please note pre-registration is required for this event. (invitation only; pre-registration required)

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Vascular Surgery Trainee Luncheon: Sponsored by the Young Surgeons Committee and VESS*

Moderators:

Andy Lee, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Mark A Mattos, MD, Michigan State University, Flint, MI
Peter R Nelson, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Finding Jobs and Mentors

12:15 pm

Finding a Cadre of Mentors/How to Be a Good Mentee
Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, UC-Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA

12:23 pm

How to Find a Job
Benjamin W Starnes, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

“A Day in the Life” from Recent Graduates

12:31 pm

“A Day in the Life” from Recent Graduates: 5+2 Graduate
Aaron C Baker, MD, Kaiser Permanente/The Permanente Medical Group Inc., Sacramento, CA

12:41 pm

“A Day in the Life” from Recent Graduates: 0+5 Graduate
Brigitte K Smith, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

12:51 pm

Panel Discussion

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm 

Visit the Exhibits/Box Lunch*

Students and residents are provided dedicated time to visit exhibitors and participate in Vascular Live activities.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Program — Residency Fair*

The fair will feature more than 70 vascular surgery programs, as well as provide an opportunity for residents and students to network with program directors, faculty, and current trainees.


*Program is not accredited for CME credit.

Schedule is subject to change. As of: 02/16/2017