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Nominations to the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery

Mar. 16, 2023 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney, 215-568-4000

The Vascular Surgery Board (VSB) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) is seeking director nominees to serve a six-year term beginning September 11, 2023. The VSB is comprised of approximately 12 members that represent the spectrum of vascular surgery and are responsible for both initial and continued board certification in vascular surgery. Accordingly, the VSB is responsible for the Vascular Surgery In-training Examination (VSITE), the Vascular Surgery Qualifying Examination (QE), the Vascular Surgery Certifying Examination (CE) and the Vascular Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment (CCA).

Directors will participate in developing the various examinations and administering the annual oral examination (CE). It is the expectation that they will assume leadership roles in one of the VSB committees responsible for the examinations or those dedicated to communications or research/education. The VSB’s current major priorities include the development of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for vascular surgery and an update of the examination blueprint that defines our discipline.

Directors must be currently certified by the ABS in vascular surgery. The time commitment is approximately 10 days per year including the oral examination, examination reviews, and biannual retreats, in addition to the various committee responsibilities.

The VSB utilizes a competency-based selection process to optimize its performance. Accordingly, individuals with one or more of the following competencies are sought:

  • Non-academic practice including community, rural, military settings
  • Experience with the development and/or implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)
  • Experience with Blueprint redesign
  • RRC/ACGME Experience
  • VSCORE Experience
  • Prior service to the ABS or VSB

Emphasis will be placed on elements of diversity across all dimensions, including race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or other elements that bring a different voice to the organization.

Nominees will be accepted from societies, peers, or self-nomination. All nominations will require completion of the Nominate/Support Form from an ABMS-certified physician. Both the nominator and nominee forms must be completed for each candidate by 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 14, 2023. Please use the links below to access the nominator and nominee forms:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this cycle.

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