The Evolution of Practice and Training in Vascular Surgery

Towne, Jonathan B.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p152
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the evolution of practice and training in vascular surgery in the U.S. The evolution started when surgeon Edwin Jack Wiley recommended the establishment of training programs in vascular surgery and certification of those who completed the training in 1970. The formation of an Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) is considered to be an important change. The evolution of the certification process is discussed.


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