|Licensure||Must possess a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the jurisdiction of practice.||Copy of valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the jurisdiction of practice.|
|Board Certification||Hold current primary board certification (ABIM, AOBIM)||Copy of current primary board certification (ABIM, AOBIM)|
|Training Requirements:||1 of the following 2 options:||Meet the training requirements for vascular medicine (see below)|
|Fellowship Pathway||Vascular medicine fellowship of at least 12 months duration that meets the requirements in Vascular Medicine. 2021.
RULE: Physicians enrolled in a 3-year vascular medicine fellowship are required to complete at least 1 year of training before applying for the general vascular medicine examination. In these cases, the fellowship certificate is not required.
|Letter of documentation of program completion (level III) from the program director.
Copy of the fellowship certificate. (Not required for individuals following the vascular medicine fellowship RULE as noted in the Specifications section.)
Cardiology fellowship in an accredited program that includes formal vascular medicine training (COCATS 4, level III) Vascular Medicine 2021.
|Practice Training Pathway||Practitioner from general or subspecialty of internal medicine with practice experience of at least 1 year after training (cardiology (COCATS 4, level I or II), nephrology, hematology, etc.)
Demonstrate a commitment to the care of vascular patients with letter of attestation from department chair or chief of staff* stating:
a. Dedication > 50% of practice to vascular medicine – OR-
Active in vascular medicine research.
|Letter from Chief of Staff*/Medical Director/Department Chair verifying practitioner is general or subspeciality of internal medicine with at least 1 year of practice experience earned after training (COCATs4, level I or II), nephrology, hematology, etc.)
statement regarding demonstration of commitment to the care of vascular patients including that practitioner dedicates greater than 50 percent of practice to vascular medicine or they are active in vascular medicine research.