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.
by Kyle Wilson, GS V, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD/PhD
Stop. Before you read the following article, you should really read this discussion about the benefits and potential pitfalls of doing an IR rotation. If you have decided to participate in an away rotation, this article is meant to help guide you through that process.
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.
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…
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.