UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 447,435 (km2)

Inhabitants: 11,000,000

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)50,000

Territorial administrative organisation: Regions

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: Swedish Society for Vascular Surgery

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Local interview

Total duration of training

  • Vascular surgery: 5 years

Progam acredited by

  • National association

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

Board Examination

  • National board


  • Inspection of the case log

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? No

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: No

SWEDEN: Vascular surgery units