Additional Educational Opportunities

Regional & National Conferences

Our program supports our fellow’s participation in both regional and national conferences during their fellowship training. We believe these additional educational opportunities are important for networking within the subspecialty and staying up-to-date on current data. As a first year fellow the regional conference, sponsored by the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is recommended. As a second year fellow the Vascular Annual Meeting sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery is highly recommended.  Additionally in the fellow’s second year we encourage participation in the Advanced Vascular Surgical Skills & Simulation Program. Financial support for travel provided by the program and industry partner’s educational grants*.

*Industry partner’s educational grants, travel stipends and/or educational grants are subject to availability and limits.

Simulations / Skills Training

  • SVS/UCLA Vascular Symposium (August of 2nd year of training)
  • Advanced Vascular Surgical Skills and Simulation Assessment Program (Spring, final year of training)


Financial Support

Fellows may expect the following financial support:

  • $300 per academic year (per resident) for books or other educational materials
  • (Up to) $2500 per academic year (per resident) for conference travel expenses reimbursement
  • Custom fitted lead aprons and eyewear (1st year fellow only)
  • Paid RPVI course material for certification
  • Paid Nebraska temporary education permit (TEP)
  • BLS/ACLS renewal, fees & training provided by UNMC
  • Fee waived DEA - all UNMC residents are eligible for fee waived DEA certificate and limited to official University duties only
  • $7 daily meal allowance

Other Educational Opportunities

UNMC Vascular Surgery fellows may also receive (as available) from other supporting entities other educational opportunities such as free or cost reduced text books and other educational opportunities, both on and off campus.