On December 3rd, 2015, the IRIG at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) held its first skills workshop at the conclusion of the fall semester. Students had the opportunity to get full tours of the IR department, meet faculty and residents, and attain hands-on experience in IR by rotating through three hands on stations.
On March 14, 2015, the 1st Annual Midwest Interventional Radiology Medical Student Symposium was held in Chicago, Illinois. The Symposium was a collaborative effort of six medical schools: The University of Chicago, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University, Rush University and Northwestern University.
In the fall of 2014, the University of Colorado Radiology Interest Group under the leadership and sponsorship of Dr. Paul J hosted the first IR symposium.
UC San Diego IRIG: Hosting a Successful Hands-on Event By Ken Nakanote, UCSD SOM, Class of 2017 The UCSD IRIG was established earlier during 2014. Our medical school provides access to the medical simulation center and an IR hands-on session became one of our goals. We had an incredible experience Read more…
On October 10, 2014, Brown University’s Vascular and Interventional Radiology Interest Group hosted its third annual VIR symposium. Attendees included medical and undergraduate students from across the country who convened in Providence, RI for the half-day event.
In May of 2014, medical students Shawn Barton, Kareem William, and Mary Ellen Koran hosted the first IR symposium. We had three vendors bring in their latest technologies in cryo, radiofrequency, and microwave ablation techniques, which students were able to test out on cow livers we purchased from a local butcher.