Core content for venous and Lymphatic Medicine: 2022 revision

N. M. Khilnani, S. M. Wasan, P. J. Pappas, Z. Deol, J. P. Schoonover, S. F. Daugherty, R. R. Attaran, T. V. Cartee, T. M. Straight, J. Fish, J. W. Granzow, R. S. Winokur, K. R. Desai, G. Salazar, J. Stoughton, K. Gibson, A. D. Jones, J. M. Lohr, S. Vayuvegula, M. H. Meissner

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The core content for a medical specialty outlines the scope of the discipline as well as the categories of knowledge considered essential to practice in the field. It provides a template for the development of curricula for medical school, graduate, and postgraduate education, as well as for creating certification standards. Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (VLM) is a specialty that has benefitted from contributions from specialists from several medical disciplines. Optimally, the societies, boards, and residency review committees representing these disciplines would uniformly recognize the scope of VLM to develop education and assessment standards to allow training and identification of qualified practitioners. In order to inform the standard setting bodies and other stakeholders of the current scope of VLM, a task force of VLM experts from cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, interventional radiology, vascular medicine, and vascular surgery was formed to revise a 2014 consensus document defining the core content of the specialty of VLM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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