Application Paths

Before applying, you must determine the application path that is appropriate. Below is a description of how this choice will affect the documents 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 examination 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, AOB, or Canadian equivalent Boards

PATH ONE "Fellowship Route" (must have completed Fellowship Pgm* within past 5 years)

  • Proof of Completion of Fellowship Program* (via certificate or letter)
  • Program Director Reference Form (see Application Policies, page 8, for details), plus two additional references
  • 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, page 10, for details)
  • NOTE: there is an optional Board Eligible Path for up to a 2-year deferral of submitting a Case Log


PATH TWO "Residency Route" (must have completed Residency Pgm* within past 5 years)

  • Proof of Completion of Residency Program* (via certificate or letter)
  • Program Director Reference Form (see Application Policies, page 11, for details), plus two additional references
  • 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, page 13, for details)
  • NOTE: there is an optional Board Eligible Path for up to a 2-year deferral of submitting a Case Log


PATH THREE "Experience Route" (those out of Residency or Fellowship more than 5 years)

  • Three references from specific types of colleagues (see Application Policies, page 16, 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, pages 15-16, for details)
  • NOTE: there is an optional Board Eligible Path for up to a 2-year deferral of submitting a Case Log


*Program must have included venous disease, venous interventional treatment, and venous ultrasound training in the core curriculum, and it must have been completed within 5 years of the application date to qualify to use this Path.

Programs that end in June of the same year of the April exam are eligible to sit for the exam, and diplomate status is contingent upon proof of program completion.

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