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.
You’re not listening to me! How often will we say (or even hear) those words over our lifetime? My hope is that you won’t need to use those frustrating words when talking about SIR. Your society listens and acts on your behalf when addressing your specific needs to advancing a better understanding of IR and its positive impact on patient care. As part of SIR’s brand initiative, we learned insightful, sometimes surprising, critical details in defining what we’re known for, what individuals expect from us and how we can develop new ways of reaching out to key audiences. Read more from SIR President James B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, on the society’s blog, IR Uncut.
The following message comes officially from SIR
On behalf of our members, SIR is working to increase awareness of interventional radiology to health care decision-makers, influencers and consumers. To help with this, our members provided us with valuable insights about how to talk about IR, SIR and SIR Foundation. Read more from SIR Executive Director Susan E. Sedory Holzer, M.A., CAE, on the society’s blog, IR Uncut.
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…
by Kyle Wilson, Grad Student Year 5, University of Maryland School of Medicine MD/PhD program
Do you remember when you first discovered IR? I do. I was in graduate school, exploring different fields under the oncology umbrella. I had already…
by Eric J. Keller, Northwestern University SOM Class of 2017
Medical education is a daunting road requiring dedication and endurance. Unfortunately, this challenging journey has a dark side which demands continued discussion and intervention.
by David H. Ballard, MS4, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport 2015, SIR MSC PR&CC member
After surviving the preclinical years by memorizing pathways, pathogens, and pathologies, conquering Step 1, and completing your clinical rotations, you’re finally to a point where the fruits of your medical school labor will pay off – applying for residency.
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.
by Erica Alexander, Brown University Class of 2015
In preparation for my radiology application this coming September, I find my decision compounded by the need to decide on an appropriate intern year experience. It’s interesting how mutually exclusive these…
by Saumya Gurbani, Emory University School of Medicine, MD/PhD Class of 2021
Let’s start with an experiment. It’s that time of year in medical school when upperclassmen eagerly await the arrival of the new M1 class. As you talk with them about their favorite topic…