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Your SVS: Membership in SVS, Getting Actively Involved, are Career Catalysts

Take it on good authority from a recently approved Active Member regarding early career development: "Join the SVS," urges Jeffrey Siracuse, MD. "It’s a great opportunity to be involved, to learn, to make an impact."

Dr. Siracuse has been an active member since 2016. He became interested in vascular surgery as a third-year medical school student and has attended the Vascular Annual Meeting since 2008, when he was a research resident.

He walks the walk when it comes to urging new members to become involved. He will co-moderate a concurrent session geared to young vascular surgeons at the 2018 VAM. He also has been involved with the Young Surgeons Committee, the Coding and Reimbursement Committee and with committees associated with the Vascular Quality Initiative.

He participates – and joined SVS – because he enjoys making an impact on national issues. "It’s very easy to have your voice heard," he said.

There’s more. A huge plus is access to SVS’ clinical practice guidelines, plus many other career tools, including SVS resources for credentialing, training and practice management. Members also have opportunities to apply for SVS and SVS Foundation scholarships and grants.

New members, in turn, benefit SVS in subtle, and valuable, ways, Dr. Siracuse added. Younger members add to the diversity of viewpoint within the Society. "Frequently, you’re more familiar with up-to-date technology. You have a different perspective on career, work/life balance and future hopes."