Feb. 22, 2017
The Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS) is seeking volunteers from the vascular surgery community to serve on a Certifying Examination Writing Committee. Members of this committee will be charged with developing new case scenarios for use in future Vascular Surgery Certifying (oral) Examinations. In addition, one important goal of this new committee will be to develop a bank of high-quality images to be used in these case scenarios, and so therefore an expectation of its members will be to identify and provide high-quality de-identified images from their respective practices. The initial appointment will be for one year with possible renewal for a total of three years.
It is anticipated this committee will begin its work as of May of this year and conclude this year's work by September. Much of the committee's work will be accomplished by conference call rather than requiring onsite meetings.
Potential volunteers should have at least five years in practice following initial certification in vascular surgery and be meeting the requirements of the ABS Maintenance of Certification Program.
Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and CV via email to the ABS office by March 15, 2017. The VSB-ABS plans to select approximately five surgeons to serve on the committee out of those who express interest. Applicants will be notified whether or not they are selected by April 15, 2017.