Application Paths

Before applying, potential applicants must determine the application path that is appropriate. Below is a description of the two pathways, and the difference in documentation that must be provided as part of the application process.

All applicants are responsible for knowing and meeting American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine certification process prerequisites prior to submitting their application. For details of the criteria to sit for the exam, please download the PDF version of the Certification Exam Application Requirements & Policies.


ALL PATHS

  • All Current Medical Licenses
  • Medical Degree, with translation if a foreign medical school graduate
  • ECFMG - Certificate, if a foreign medical school graduate
  • Headshot Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of Completion of Residency (ACGME, AOA, or RCPSC)
  • Proof of (ever) holding Board Certification by ABMS, AOA, or Canadian equivalent Boards

PATH ONE "Educational Path" (must have completed a venous-related Residency or Fellowship Program within past 5 years)

  • Proof of Completion (via certificate or letter) of a Residency or Fellowship Program that included venous disease, venous interventional treatment, and venous ultrasound training in the core curriculum* OR of an ABVLM-accredited VLM Fellowship Program
  • Program Director Reference plus two additional references (see Application Policies for details)
  • Case Log of 100 clinical cases, adhering to minimum counts by type of case (see Application Policies for details; Case Log template is on Reference Materials page)
  • Documentation of Ultrasound Training/Experience via Attestation (see Application Policies for details)
  • NOTE: there is an optional Board Eligible Path for up to a 2-year deferral of submitting a Case Log


PATH TWO "Experiential Path" (5 years or more post Residency or Fellowship)

  • Three references from specific types of colleagues (see Application Policies for details)
  • Case Log of 200 clinical cases, adhering to minimum counts by type of case (see Application Policies for details; Case Log template is on Reference Materials page)
  • Documentation of Ultrasound Experience via Case Log or Attestation (see Application Policies for details)
  • NOTE: there is an optional Board Eligible Path for up to a 2-year deferral of submitting a Case Log


*For Path One: the Residency or Fellowship Program must have been accredited by the ACGME, AOA, or Canadian equivalent, AND it must have been completed within 5 years of the application date to qualify.

Applicants currently in programs that end in the same calendar year of the exam are eligible to sit for the exam, and diplomate status is contingent upon proof of program completion.

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