VSEP IV will be available in July of 2014.  The cost for the program is $400 USD.

If you have questions regarding VSEP IV, please do not hesitate to contact us at vasculareducation@gmail.com


VSEP started in 1996. The second edition (VSEP II) was released in 2001.  The third edition of VSEP (VSEP III) was released in the summer of 2005.

VSEP III features 400 questions, including case and image based questions. The VSEP III Atlas is also available for viewing online.

Building upon its well-established history, VSEP continues to increase in popularity among medical practitioners across North America.

VSEP Objectives:

Review the basic science background to clinical practice.
Establish the rationale for clinical decisions.
Update knowledge on recent developments in diagnosis and management of vascular diseases.
Explore challenging and controversial issues.

Target Audience:

VSEP is appropriate for any practitioner, resident or fellow involved in the medical, interventional or surgical management of patients with vascular diseases.


VSEP may be used as a general continuing medical education activity, as a self evaluation program, in preparation for examinations or as a vehicle to establish a personal knowledge inventory. The ‘performance appraisal’ may be used as a stimulus for self-directed learning, personal learning projects or other focused CME activities.

The program is made up of three parts:

400 Multiple Choice Questions
Detailed discussion of each question
References for each question

Upon completion and submission of responses, each participant will receive a performance appraisal which compares his/her results to established norms in a variety of categories.

VSEP is accredited by the University of Toronto. The Continuing Education Office, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto designates this educational activity for a maximum of 60 category 1 credits toward the Physician’s Recognition Award. VSEP is endorsed by the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery. It qualifies as an accredited self assessment program under section 3 of the Framework of Educational CPD Options of the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It is recognized by the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society. VSEP is recognized as a CME activity for eligibility for recertification by the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery.


Feedback Form

If you have completed the VSEP program, please fill out our feedback form and return to us by email or mail.

VSEP III Feedback Form: MS Word Document
VSEP III Feedback Form: Adobe PDF File


If you found the VSEP program useful, you might also like the Self Assessment in Vascular Imaging (SAVI) program. For more information, please see the SAVI website.

For more information on any of the items above, please contact us at: vasculareducation@gmail.com

VSEP is designed to strengthen your understanding of all areas of vascular disease and its management. It covers a broad range of topics to allow all professionals involved with the care of patients with these disorders an opportunity to challenge themselves.

For questions or comments regarding the VSEP program, please e-mail us at vasculareducation@gmail.com.

If you have completed the VSEP program, please fill out our feedback form and return it to us by email, fax or mail.
Mailing address:

Dr. D. Wooster, VSEP
1243 Islington Ave. Suite 1202
Toronto, Ontario
M8X 1Y9

Phone: (416) 516-3641 Fax: (416) 516-1704

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