VESAP6 is the sixth edition of the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program. This online program self-assessment program offers over 600 questions and includes detailed discussions and references.

VESAP6 is designed to meet the:

  • Continuous Certification/MOC requirements of the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery by offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Accredited CME) with Self-Assessment (MOC)
  • RPVI certification and potentially recertification requirements with the Vascular Lab Modules only.

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PLEASE NOTE: Free upgrades from previous editions, including VESAP5 Learning Mode, to VESAP6 will not be provided. 

VESAP6 will EXPIRE on March 26, 2027 at 9am Central Time. Credit claiming, certificate printing, and access to VESAP6 will not be available after this date and time. 

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Purchasing Information For:

Vascular Trainees: To purchase VESAP6 at the SVS Member Student, Resident, or Fellow rate, you will need to become a member of SVS. There is no application or fee, however, Vascular Trainees/Residents/Fellow should be added by their Program Coordinators, who will activate/confirm your membership with SVS. If this has not happened and you do not see the correct pricing, please email our membership department at:

Vascular Programs Wanting to Buy Multiple Licenses: To purchase VESAP6 for multiple trainees at your institution, please email

International Physicians:  In an effort to provide equitable access to online academic and professional peer-reviewed content, learners from select developing countries in Group A or Group B on the Research4Life list will receive a different pricing structure shown once you log in and add VESAP6 to your shopping cart.

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Subject Area Modules

Click on MODULES below to view the list of subject areas, learning objectives, number of questions, and accreditation information for each module.


VESAP6 Modes

Practice VESAP6 in Learning Mode. You can view the correct answer to each question, the rationale and references. At the end of each session, you may save your answers and return at a later time or you may elect to end the session and view your score. You may use this product in Learning Mode as often as you'd like and you may take all or part of the exam. No credit is awarded in Learning Mode. 

In  Exam Mode, you may take as much time as you like, save your answers, and return at a later time to complete the exam. While in Exam Mode, you will not be able to view the rationale, references, or the correct answers. Once in Exam Mode for a Module, you will not be able to enter Learning Mode for that same Module until you complete the exam with a score of 75% or greater. SVS will not be able to reset your Exam Mode once you enter it!

Claiming CME Credit

CME credit or credit hours (non-physicians) are claimed by participants for each VESAP6 module completed in Exam Mode. Participants must complete the entire module, obtain a passing score of 75% or greater, and complete the module evaluation in order to claim CME credit or credit hours. If the score is less than 75%, the participant will be asked to review the incorrect questions and answer those questions until 75% is achieved.

The SVS will transfer credit to the American Board of Surgery (ABS) on your behalf. Before claiming credit, you must make sure your SVS account First Name, Last Name, Birthdate (month/day), and ABS Board ID number match your ABS account exactly, or your credit will not transfer. Click here for information on how to update your SVS account to match your ABS account, and the SVS’s credit transfer process.

The SVS only has the ability to transfer credit to the ABS. If you are accredited by a board other than the ABS, the SVS will not transfer credit on your behalf. Physicians will be provided a CME certificate. Non-physicians will be provided a certificate of participation with credit hours listed. Click here for details about the credit transfer process and timeline for VESAP6.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of VESAP6, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical and surgical vascular knowledge using evidence-based resources
  • Demonstrate the application of vascular knowledge through performance-based clinical scenarios
  • Demonstrate mastery of current vascular evidence-based knowledge and skills

Target Audience

VESAP6 is an invaluable aid for vascular residents, fellows , and surgeons preparing for the qualifying (VSQE), certification (VSCE), and Continuous Certification Assessment in vascular surgery. VESAP6 is a vital resource to help you stay current with vascular surgery and endovascular therapy best practices.

The VESAP6 includes Vascular Lab modules to aid in the self-assessment for ultrasound technicians. Interventional radiologists, cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, and allied health care professionals focusing on vascular diseases may use VESAP6 self-assessment to keep abreast of the current practice of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.


VESAP6 was created by a dedicated group of experts in vascular surgery. Click CONTRIBUTORS below to learn more and see the complete list of contributors. 


Disclosure Statement

The ACCME requires that the SVS, as an accredited provider of CME, disclose the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and any other individuals in a position to control content of this activity. Disclosures to the learner of individuals with reported relationships to clinical content can be found here.

Accreditation Statement

The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this enduring material for a maximum of 102 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: March 28, 2024

Expiration Date: March 26, 2027 at 9am Central Time

This activity includes a self-assessment component that meets the MOC requirements of the American Board of Surgery.

VESAP6 includes 39.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ that meets the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation® (RPVI) certification and potentially the recertification requirements.


VESAP6 is supported through an educational grant provided by Boston Scientific.

Enrolled in VESAP5 Learning Mode?

VESAP5 Learning mode does not offer any CME or MOC self-assessment credit for either the online or app version. Please disregard any reference to credit in the app.

VESAP5 Learning Mode will expire on July 17, 2024 at 9am Central Time. Access will not be available after this date and time.

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PLEASE NOTE:  Free upgrades from VESAP5 Learning Mode to VESAP6 will not be provided. 


VESAP Copyright Protection

SVS does not release SVS-copyrighted durable materials, in whole or in part, for use by another entity. The SVS does not permit the use of SVS copyrighted materials in AI and AI-assisted technologies for research or other purposes without prior written permission of SVS.  Requests for exceptions to this policy may be considered by the SVS Executive Board.  Please contact Sarah Murphy, Senior Director of Research, Education, Meetings & Publications at if you have a request.

Leadership Development Program (Cohort 5)


The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a seven-month-long interactive learning experience best suited for U.S./Canadian vascular surgeons who are 5-10 years out of training.

The curriculum is drawn from the highest quality evidenced-based model on leadership stemming from Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s, The Leadership Challenge, with an intense focus on applying this knowledge to real-life challenges. 

The program consists of webinars, on-demand didactic presentations, live online faculty-led discussions, mentoring, and a 1.5-day in-person workshop that will serve to guide participants as they identify and tackle real-life challenges faced by leaders in vascular surgery.

The aim is for the participants to reach their full potential as leaders and make a positive impact in the specialty, in their workplace and community, and in other areas of importance in their life. Build life-long relationships, have some fun, and invest in your future and the future of the profession all while earning CME credit!

Learning Objectives

By participating in this CME activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Recognize the functional day-to-day behaviors that drive success in leadership.
  2. Understand the larger context of where physicians lead and can lead most effectively in complex health delivery systems.
  3. Apply selected leadership behavior in interactive learning scenarios to strengthen individualized learning, i.e., conflict resolution, team, and trust building.
  4. Apply a renewed passion for working in the profession of medicine, and specialty of vascular surgery.


Registration for the fifth Leadership Development Program cohort is now closed as we have reached capacity. If you want to be added to the waitlist and contacted if a current registrant drops out of Cohort 5, or you would like to receive information about next year's LDP (Cohort 6), please click here

Leadership Mastery Grant

The SVS and the Leadership Development Committee are pleased to offer up to four $3000 Leadership Mastery Grants to past Leadership Development Program (LDP) graduates. Past graduates of any LDP cohort are eligible to apply for one of these grants by filling out an application that outlines their plan to continue leadership education and apply it to serve the Society and the Specialty.

Submissions are closed for 2024. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Xzabia Caliste, MD - Albany Medical Healthcare System
Maria Castello Ramirez, MD - Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Fernando Joglar, MD - University of Puerto Rico
Payam Salehi, MD, PhD - Tufts Medicine

Program Details

Core Faculty

Manuel Garcia-Toca, MD, MS
Faisal Aziz, MD
Dawn M Coleman, MD
Randall R DeMartino, MD
Kristina Giles, MD
Kenneth M Slaw, PhD

Date of Release: April 11, 2024
Program End Date: November 2, 2024
Last Day to Claim CE credits or earn a Certificate: Dec. 2, 2024

This CE Activity is supported through an educational grant provided by Gore.


Accreditation Statement

The Society for Vascular Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this other/blended learning for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

The ACCME requires that the SVS, as an accredited provider of CME, disclose the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and any other individuals in a position to control content of this activity. However, Accredited providers do not need to identify, mitigate, or disclose relevant financial relationships for accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training. Therefore, there are no disclosures for this accredited activity.


Date Time Session Format CME Offered
Thursday, April 11, 2024
7-8:15 p.m. CT Session 1: Kick-off/Orientation Webinar 0
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 7-8:15 p.m. CT Session 2: LPI Assessment Webinar 1.25
TBD June 19-22, 2024 TBD 1-1.5 hrs LDP 1-1.5 hr Meet up (optional) In-person @ VAM24
Chicago, IL 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 7-8:00 p.m. CT Session 3: Model the Way Faculty-led online discussion
On-demand recording viewed prior
July-Aug., 2024 TBD - per availability  Case study 1-on-1 mentor calls Call or virtual call 0
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2024 7-8:00 p.m. CT Session 4: Inspire a Shared Vision Faculty-led online discussion
On-demand recording viewed prior
Wednesday, Sept.18, 2024 7-8:00 p.m. CT Session 5: Enable Others to Act Faculty-led online discussion
On-demand recording viewed prior
Monday, Oct. 7, 2024 7-8:00 p.m. CT Session 6: Challenge the Process  Faculty-led online discussion
On-demand recording viewed prior
Friday, Saturday, Nov. 1-2 (1.5 days)
Hotel - Nov. 1 check-in, Nov. 3 check-out
Friday – 12-8:30 p.m. CT
- includes lunch, dinner
Saturday – 8-5:00 p.m. CT
Session 7: Workshop and Graduation

In-person @ SVS Headquarters Rosemont, IL



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Important Information about your CME credits for LDP Cohort 4

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) recently made changes to its CME processes, which impact the way that Diplomates interact with the Board, upload CME credits, and meet Certification requirements. SVS is committed to complying with the new rules and making your ability to claim credit as seamless as possible, however, we are still in the process of aligning our systems to meet these new requirements.   

To ensure all your CME credits earned with SVS are transferred to the ABS, please visit this website to review the process.

Review the Process

More Information:

SVS will communicate any changes to this information as it becomes available.

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