The ABVLM is an independent, non-profit organization established in 2007 that certifies US & Canadian physicians in venous & lymphatic medicine (VLM). The certification process involves meeting prerequisites in education (45 VLM CME in past 3 years), clinical experience (Case Log of 200 cases), and passing a 4-hour, 200-item multiple-choice exam. Details are in our Application Criteria PDF. The historical exam pass rate is 86%, and ABVLM has certified 988 physicians. The annual exam is held at PearsonVUE Testing Centers in the late summer. Several self-study opportunities are on our website. An AVLS review course is offered annually in the Spring. ABVLM also promotes the formation of one-year academic VLM Fellowships, and it has accredited 9 fellow positions in VLM Fellowship programs, adhering to ACGME standards. Please visit our website for more information, or apply online at www.ABVLM.org. You can also reach us at info@ABVLM.org and toll-free at (877) 699-4114.
American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine
1800 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036