Medical Student/Resident Resources
VSGNE/NESVS Vascular Research Fellowship
The VSGNE/NESVS Vascular Research Fellowship will run for 12 months (July 2022-August 2023). The course will consist of 12 lectures which will take place virtually on a monthly basis. Additionally, residents and medical students will be paired with a research mentor who will help them complete a vascular research project.
The project should focus on using VQI data and the mentor will provide assistance on project design, submitting a proposal to the regional RAC, statistical analysis, submission of an abstract to either VAM or the VSGNE regional meeting and writing of the paper. The first half of the year will focus on how to complete a VQI project, while the second half of the year will provide education on other types of research projects. Participants will also be invited to attend a Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting and take part in the twice-yearly VSGNE meeting.
Below are links to the VSGNE/NESVS Vascular Research Fellowship lecture series.
- Project Design: What Questions Can You Answer Using VQI? - Jens Jorgensen, MD
- Submitting to RAC: Regional vs. National vs. Special Projects - Cassius Chaar, MD
- Data Analysis - Douglas Jones, MD
- Paper Writing: Dos, Don’ts, Addressing Reviewer Comments - Jeffrey Siracuse, MD
- Paper Review and Journal Editorial Boards - Alan Dardik, MD, PhD
- Basic and Translational Research - Kimberly Malka, MD, PhD (January)
- Navigating the IRB - Anahita Dua, MD (February)
- Managing a Multi-Center Consortium - Andres Schanzer, MD (March)
- Designing a Randomized Trial - Alik Farber, MD, MBA (April)
- QI Projects - Kristina Giles, MD (May)
- Course Wrap-Up (June)
Find a VSIG
Vascular Surgery Interest Groups (VSIG) promote vascular-related research and service activities to students early in their medical career and assist students as they seek valuable career mentorship.
View the list of groups registered with the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) to find a VSIG near you.
Vascular Surgery Training Programs
To view ACGME-accredited vascular surgery training programs (both integrated residency and fellowship programs) in New England click here.
Vascular Surgery Training Pathways
In 2006, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the Primary Certificate in Vascular Surgery which eliminates the requirement for certification in general surgery prior to certification in vascular surgery. This creates more than one training pathway.
2024 Grant Opportunity
The New England Society for Vascular Surgery would like to announce a funding opportunity for clinical research support. This funding will support a broad spectrum of clinical research. Studies to be considered should focus on improving outcomes and care in the region. The VSGNE model is acknowledged by the Society as an excellent system for this type of work, but the NESVS will consider all types of clinical research. This funding announcement is geared towards vascular fellows and residents, as well as young investigators early in their careers.
Clinical research proposals can be submitted by anyone who is a member of the NESVS or who has an NESVS member willing to sponsor the project. The online application form must be submitted to the NESVS Executive Council for review. The Council has approved budgetary support of up to $10,000 for 1-3 years. NESVS can provide administrative assistance and help recruit additional study sites.
All online applications and supporting materials will be accepted up until Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Grants will be awarded at the Annual Meeting.