Active Membership shall be limited to licensed surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Surgery or surgeons who have surgical certification equivalent to the American Board of Surgery. In addition, applicants for Active Membership shall furnish evidence that they have completed an accredited vascular residency training program or submit evidence of otherwise equivalent experience. Applicants who have completed an accredited vascular residency shall supply a letter of recommendation from his or her Program Director. Active Membership may also be granted to physicians who have been actively engaged in the practice of vascular surgery for two years or more after graduation and completion of general surgery residency training. Applicants for Active Membership, who have not completed a certified vascular residency, shall submit a list of vascular procedures performed the year prior to the application. The vascular procedures listed should include the operative results and complications. Active Members shall pay dues and shall be eligible to vote to and hold office.
Candidate Membership shall include residents enrolled in an accredited program of surgical education and/or vascular surgeons enrolled in a research or fellowship program acceptable to the Society. Candidate Membership will be appropriate until such time an individual meets the requirements for Active membership (as outlined above). Candidates who enrolled in specialized training programs in vascular surgery may apply directly for Active Membership in the Society upon completion of his or her residency training. Candidate Members shall pay an initiation fee but shall not be required to pay annual dues. Candidate members are not eligible to vote and are not eligible to hold office.
Upgrade to Active from Candidate Membership
Candidate Members achieving the requirements for Active Membership must upgrade to Active Membership by providing:
- Letter of support from Chief/Chairman from the Department of Surgery
- Evidence of certification by the American Board of Surgery or its equivalency
- Summary of vascular procedures performed during the previous 12 months including operative results and complications
Applicants for Active and Candidate Membership shall be admitted following application to the Secretary, approval by the Membership Committee with ratification by a majority vote of Active Members attending the Annual Business Meeting.
The following supported documentation is needed in order to submit your application to membership:
- Updated CV with Bibliography
- Endorsement from two active members of SCVS
- Letter from the Chief/Chairman of Department of Surgery