UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 338,449 (km2)

Inhabitants: 5,500,000

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)43,482

Territorial administrative organisation: Regions

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: Finnish Society for VAscular Surgery

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Other

Total duration of training

  • General surgery: 3 years
  • Vascular surgery: 3 years

Progam acredited by

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

Board Examination

  • University


  • Written examination

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

FINLAND: Vascular surgery units
Name and Hospital / University City Details
Helsinki University Hospital Helsinki View Details
Tampere University Hospital Tampere View Details