Med Student Section

Tips for Step 1 Success

by Maggie Chung, MS2, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Step 1 is often viewed as a daunting feat. Performing well on this exam is an important component of being a competitive candidate for residency. Given the weight of this exam, you should be prepared to put in a considerable amount of time and energy into preparation. Here are some tips to keep in mind while studying to help you excel.

Med Student Section

Making the Most of a Conference

by Melina Benson, MS4, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Many medical students, especially those interested in IR, make time during their medical school education to attend professional conferences. Conferences offer us the opportunity to find out about cutting edge research, network with peers and leaders in the field, and explore a new city. With our own SIR 40th Annual Scientific Meeting…

IR News

We’re Listening—And Fortifying “Who” We Are

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.