Loading Events


November 11, 2020 / 6:00 pm
November 13, 2020 / 9:00 pm
Event Categories:

The Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS) requires all physicians applying for the Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam to hold the RPVI™ credential.

Course Information

Earn up to 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits!

Plus an additional 3.0 Credits through Pegasus Lectures!

SVU has teamed up with our friends at Pegasus Lectures to bring you a complete RPVI™ Exam Review Course, all from the comfort of your home!

This online RPVI course is designed to review the material needed to pass the PVI examination offered by APCA. The course will be covered over three consecutive nights using interactive meeting software to allow for questions of the participants. The lecture notes will be provided in PDF form so that attendees can follow along with the slides being presented. 

So as to keep the number of course days to three and still cover the necessary material, the physics material will be presented in a “hybrid” format. Each attendee will receive access to three Pegasus eCourse modules to watch on demand (preferably before the course date). Specifically, attendees will be given access to a Doppler module, a hemodynamics module, and a module that covers Q&A, bioeffects, and test validation. The “live” online session of the physics will include question based review. The clinical material will be taught over two days in a combination of didactic lectures and case reviews. 

Course Faculty

  • John G. Carson, MD RPVI FACS
    Medical Director, Vascular Surgery 
    Maine General Medical Center

    Associate Professor of Surgery
    New England School of Medicine

  • Frank Miele, MSEE
    Pegasus Lectures
    Forney, TX

  • Jill Sommerset, RVT
    Peace Health Thoracic and Vascular
    Parkdale, OR


All times listed in Eastern Daylight Savings Time

 6:00-9:00 PM

6:00-7:25            RPVI Physics Part I
Frank Miele, MSEE
7:25-7:30   Break
7:30-9:00   RPVI Physics Part II
Frank Miele, MSEE

6:00-9:00 PM

6:00-7:00   Cerebrovascular – Extracranial & Intracranial and Case Review
Jill Sommerset, RVT
7:00-7:05   Break
7:05-8:30            Abdominal – Renal, Visceral, Portal and Case Review
John Carson, MD RPVI FACS
8:30-9:00   Review Cases

6:00-9:00 PM

6:00-6:30   Physiologic and Case Review
John Carson, MD RPVI FACS
6:30-7:10   Peripheral Arterial Duplex and Case Review
Jill Sommerset, RVT
7:10-7:15            Break
7:15-8:00   Dialysis and Case Review
John Carson, MD RPVI FACS
8:00-8:45   Venous (Reflux, DVT, Mapping, UE, IVC/Iliac) and Case Reviews
Jill Sommerset, RVT
8:45-9:00   Review Cases



Registrant Type

Registration Fee



Physician Member


Physician Nonmember


*Fellows rate is for those physicians training in vascular ultrasound at an accredited hospital. ALL Fellows are required to submit proof of residence.

Attention Nonmembers: Save on registration by joining today. View the complete list of member benefits (up to 18 free AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits per year) and consider joining SVU prior to registering for this course. Physician membership is $255.