UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country


Inhabitants: 67,000,000

GDP / Inhabitant:

Territorial administrative organisation: Regions

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: College Fran├žais de Chirurgie Vasculaire

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • National exam

Total duration of training

  • Vascular surgery: 6 years

Progam acredited by

  • Government

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 24 months
  • Cardiac surgery: 6 months

Board Examination

  • National board


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

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 100

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of major endovascular operations: 100
FRANCE: Vascular surgery units