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*

6:30 am

Introduction

6:35 am

SVS Leadership Welcome

6:40 am

Navigating Other Learners – Getting the Most Out of Fellowship

6:46 am

How to Interview and Prepare Fellowship Applications: Program Director Perspective

6:52 am

How to Interview and Prepare Fellowship Applications: Resident Perspective

6:58 am

How to Succeed as a Fellow

7:04 am

Panel Discussion with Program Directors

7:24 am

Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees

6:30 am – 8:00 am 

Medical Student (MS1/MS2) Program Breakfast*

6:30 am

Introduction


6:35 am

SVS Leadership Welcome

6:40 am

Vascular Surgery 101

6:46 am

How Vascular Surgery Programs Differ from Integrated IR and Cardiology Programs

6:52 am

Setting Yourself Up in MS1/2 for Your Vascular Surgery Future: Program Director Perspective

6:58 am

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

7:04 am

Panel Discussion with Program Directors

7:24 am

Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees

6:30 am – 8:00 am

Medical Student (MS3/MS4) Program Breakfast*

6:30 am

Introduction

6:35 am

SVS Leadership Welcome

6:40 am

Vascular Surgery 102

6:46 am

How Vascular Surgery Programs Differ from Integrated IR and Cardiology Programs

6:52 am

Tips on Sub-Internships, Interviews, and the Match Process: Program Director Perspective

6:58 am

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

7:04 am

Panel Discussion with Program Directors

7:24 am

Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees

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*

Finding Jobs and Mentors

12:15 pm

Finding a Cadre of Mentors/How to Be a Good Mentee

12:23 pm

How to Find a Job

“A Day in the Life” from Recent Graduates

12:31 pm

“A Day in the Life” from Recent Graduates: 5+2 Graduate

12:41 pm

“A Day in the Life” from Recent Graduates: 0+5 Graduate

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: 12/16/16