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Trainees, Apply for Advocacy Scholarship and Learn How Government Impacts Practices

SVS trainees can “specialize” in more than just vascular surgery. Those interested in health policy can apply to spend a day in Washington to learn about issues that impact vascular surgery. The recipient will spend time on Capitol Hill and share with policymakers and their staff’s issues of concern for vascular surgeons and patients across the country.

Applications for the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship are due by Oct. 31. The recipient will receive $1,500 to defray travel costs to participate in Hill visits and learn more about SVS’ health policy and advocacy activities. The scholarship is sponsored by the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee.

Applicants must be SVS Candidate Members currently enrolled or accepted in a vascular surgery training program and have an earnest interest in advocacy and policy issues related to vascular surgery. Visit

“This experience was a strong, foundational step towards my professional intention of continuing a relationship with congressional leaders.” Anahita Dua, MD, MS, MBA, 2017 recipient