Established in 1996, this award recognizes the significant contribution of Dr. Walter P. de Groot in advancing the specialty of venous and lymphatic disease by providing access for physicians seeking to advance their training in venous and lymphatic disease.
Known for his ability to accommodate opposing viewpoints with tact and simplicity, Dr. Walter de Groot endeared himself to colleagues both nationally and internationally. The award will enable medical students, residents, and fellows access to the educational benefits of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS).
U.S. Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows that are considering a practice in venous and lymphatic medicine are eligible for the de Groot Scholarship.
The purpose of this award is to continue Dr. de Groot’s mission of promoting the sharing and exchange of venous and lymphological knowledge.
Scholarship recipients will receive the following:
Applicants are required to submit a detailed outline of her/his rationale for attending the AVLS Congress and what they hope to learn, their area of interest within venous and lymphatic medicine, and an advocacy, research, or education project they would like to develop around venous and lymphatic medicine. The applicant must also provide a letter of recommendation from their current Program Director acknowledging that the applicant has a keen interest in venous and lymphatic disease and will represent the standards set forth by the AVLS in the treatment of venous and lymphatic disease. Applicants that are able to submit a research abstract to the annual congress will be awarded special consideration. Additionally, the de Groot applicant should not have received a prior AVLS training scholarship and should not already be funded by other grants to attend the meeting. Successful applicants will be invited to be an active and contributing member of the Resident and Fellow’s Section of the AVLS for a two-year term and will be expected to participate in the bi-monthly conference calls and a face-to-face meeting at the Congress.
Applications will be reviewed by the AVLS Education Standing Committee. The selection process will be based on prior and proposed interest in venous and lymphatic disease, course of study and past, present and future contributions to venous and lymphatic medicine.
Up to three (3) awards will be available each year. Application deadline is July 29th. If the selected scholarship recipient has already registered for Annual Congress, his or her registration will be refunded.
The Walter P. de Groot scholarships are made possible by Sigvaris and the Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Disease.