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Is Vascular Surgery Right for You?

The four leading vascular medical societies have joined together to create the Coalition for Optimization of Vascular Surgery Trainees and Students (COVERS) to help you answer this question. 

Choosing a medical specialty is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. The most important thing is making a fully informed decision, while discovering a career path that best matches your personal and professional goals.

 

Attributes of a medical specialty to consider include:

  1. Fit with personality/interests/skills

  2. Content of specialty

  3. Role model influence

  4. Work/life balance

  5. Options for fellowship training

  6. Future family plans

  7. Income expectations

  8. Length of residency training

What vascular surgeons have to say about our field

“WE’RE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST SURGERY.
WE’RE ABOUT IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS OVER THE LONG TERM.”

 

When considering vascular surgery, ask yourself:

  • Do you want to be at the forefront of some of the most exciting new medical technologies?

  • Do you want to work towards reducing health disparities?

  • Do you want to lead fantastic teams across the operating room, cath lab, and clinic?

  • Do you want to immerse yourself in a comprehensive approach to care, yet maintain a comfortable work-life balance? 

  • Does performing a variety of both open and minimally invasive procedures excite you? 

  • Do you want to build life-long relationships with your patients and colleagues? 

  • Do you value high earnings potential?

 

If your answers to the above are YES, vascular surgery may be your specialty!