UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 316 (km2)

Inhabitants: 436,947

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)35,694

Territorial administrative organisation: States

Incidence of vascular disease: Malta has one of the highest prevalences of diabetes mellitus in Europe and as a result vascular practice is dominated by dealing with peripheral arterial disease and the diabetic foot in particular.

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: Association of Surgeons of Malta (ASM)


2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Local interview

Total duration of training

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

Progam acredited by

  • National association

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 24 months
  • Imaging: 6 months
  • Research: 6 months

Board Examination

  • National board


  • Oral examination
  • Written examination
  • Practical test

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? No

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: No

MALTA: Vascular surgery units
Name and Hospital / University City Details
Vascular Unit Msida View Details