The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) is a professional organization founded in 1989 to improve the integration of vascular biological advances into medical practice, to promote and serve as a center-of-excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, and to promote optimal standards of care.
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SVM Membership Highlights:
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|Student||Associate||Vascular Care Team||Advanced Practitioner||Doctorate *||Fellow (FSVM)|
|Must be in a degree-granting program at an accredited institution||Must be in an accredited postgraduate training program. Documentation is required if longer than 4 years.||Sonographer/vascular technologist, nurse, radiology tech (CT, MR), cardiac cath lab tech or equivalent||Nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist; master’s degree||MD, DO, MBBS, PhD, PharmD, or equivalent|
|Entitled to vote||•||•||•|
|May hold elected or appointed office||•|
|May serve as a committee chair||•|
|May serve on committees||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Subscription to Vascular Medicine||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional||•||•|
|Discounted rate for Scientific Sessions||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Listed in Member Directory & access to Members Only website||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|May advance to Fellow (FSVM)||N/A||Must advance to Doctorate Member first||After 2 years in good standing||After 1 year in good standing|
|Annual Dues **||$25||$25||$90||$125||$425||$425|
* Applicants with non-physician doctorate degrees may choose between Doctorate membership or an appropriate non-doctorate category (e.g., Advanced Practitioner for those with DNP, or Vascular Care Team for those with PharmD).
** World Bank Tiered Membership – 50% Discount. A 50% discount in the base cost of membership is available upon request for those members living and working in countries that are within the three lowest World-Bank economic tiers (low, lower-middle and upper-middle) and other members with demonstrated financial hardship.
A Doctorate Member is an individual who maintains a professional interest in vascular medicine, vascular surgery or vascular radiology. Must have attained a doctorate degree (MD, DO, MBBS, PhD, PharmD or equivalent). A Doctorate Member is entitled to vote but may not hold elected or appointed office. Doctorate Members are eligible to apply to advance to Fellowship after a one-year membership in good standing. Membership dues include a subscription to Vascular Medicine. Applications must be accompanied by current CV or Summary of Activities stating applicant's interest in vascular medicine. $425 annual dues
An Advanced Practitioner Member is an individual who has attained an advanced degree such as nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified nurse specialist or equivalent. An Advanced Practitioner Member is entitled to vote but may not hold elected or appointed office. Advanced Practitioner Members are eligible to apply to advance to Fellowship after a two-year membership in good standing. Applications must be accompanied by current CV or Summary of Activities. $125 annual dues
Vascular Care Team Members include nurses, sonographers/vascular technologists, radiology technicians (CT, MR), cardiac cath lab technologists or equivalent. A Vascular Care Team Member is not entitled to vote or hold elected or appointed office and is not eligible for advancement to Fellowship. Application must be accompanied by current CV or Summary of Activities. $90 annual dues
An Associate Member is an individual in an accredited postgraduate training program. An Associate Member is not entitled to vote or hold elected or appointed office. Associate Members may apply to become a Doctorate Member on completion of their training program. After one year of Doctorate Membership, they may apply for Fellow status. Applicants for Associate Member must complete the training program information. Documentation is required if longer than 4 years. $25 annual dues
A Student Member is an individual in degree-granting program at an accredited institution. A Student Member is not entitled to vote or hold elected or appointed office. Applicants must apply with their .edu email account and include the name of their school and the name of a teacher, professor, dean, or mentor on the membership application. Student Members may apply to become Associate Members upon graduation. $25 annual dues
Only current SVM members may apply to become a Fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine (FSVM). A Fellow of the Society is an individual involved in the practice, teaching or research aspects of vascular medicine. Nominations for fellowship shall be by written recommendation of one or more Fellows. A Fellow must have completed post-doctoral (e.g., MD or DO or equivalent) training in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, vascular surgery or interventional radiology or other related vascular specialties. Alternatively, a Fellow may have attained a doctorate degree in any of the biomedical sciences (e.g., PhD or equivalent) and be a member in good standing for one year or have attained an advanced practice degree (e.g., nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist or equivalent) and be a member in good standing for two years. A Fellow must demonstrate an interest and leadership in vascular disease, such as Board Certification in Vascular or Endovascular Medicine. Nominations of Fellows who have done meritorious work in the field of vascular medicine can also be made at the discretion of the SVM President or the Membership Committee. A Fellow is entitled to vote and hold elected or appointed office. Membership dues include a subscription to Vascular Medicine. Applications to advance from Member to Fellow must be accompanied by current CV, including bibliography, and a letter of recommendation from an SVM Fellow.
Senior Member: After attaining the age of sixty-five years, a member may, upon request, be named a Senior Member. A member who ceases the practice of vascular medicine and biology, upon application to and approval by the executive committee may be named a Senior Member. Senior Members shall have all of the privileges of the prior membership category, except the right to vote and to hold elected or appointed office. Please contact the SVM office to request Senior Member status.