UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 84,421 (km2)

Inhabitants: 6,378,000

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)35,090

Territorial administrative organisation: Counties

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: Irish Association of Vascular Surgeons

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Subspecialty of
    • GS
    • CS
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Local interview

Total duration of training

  • General surgery: 4 years
  • Vascular surgery: 2 years

Progam acredited by

  • Specialty board

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

Board Examination

  • National board


  • Inspection of the case log
  • Oral examination
  • Written examination
  • Practical test

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 105
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 60

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: No

IRELAND: Vascular surgery units