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Rajat Chand (Left) & Maggie Chung (Right), 2017-18 Communications Committee Co-chairs
David Maldow, 2017-18 Clinical Education Chair2017-2018 Roster:
The Clinical Education Committee is the arm of the Resident, Fellow, and Student (RFS) Section concerned with the collection, storage and publishing of educational materials created by or for the RFS Section. We make these materials available for educational purposes to all those interested in interventional radiology related topics. Within the committee, there are multiple subcommittees with defined projects roles. The projects we are currently pursuing include:
In a joint effort with the Membership Council, this is an ongoing project to review and summarize journal articles relevant to the practice of interventional radiology. Our goal is to provide a quick reference to evidenced-based information in each of the service lines of interventional radiology to trainees and practicing interventionalists alike. Example journal primer here.
In a joint effort with the Membership Council, this is an ongoing project to produce concise guides on the most commonly performed interventional procedures, covering indications, contraindications, pre-operative preparations, procedural summary, post-operative management and common complications. The goal of the Survival Guide is to help trainees become proficient clinicians and interventionalists. Example survival guide here.
YouTube Channel - IR Education
This subcommittee is responsible for the management and posting of videos to the RFS Section YouTube Channel, "IR Education." We work closely with the Communications Committee and the individual Service Lines to identify gaps in available material and generate content. The RFS hosted webinars and Journal Clubs are recorded then posted on this channel.
Educational videos created by members of the Medical Student Council are also posted on this YouTube channel. These videos are aimed at medical students interested in Interventional Radiology. Each short video will focus on the basics of a particular IR procedure. As many medical students are unfamiliar with IR, these videos will provide context and a knowledge base on which to expand, thereby aiding in medical student education and clerkship preparation
Case of the Month
We select and post educational cases to the RFS website each month from our continuously expanding library. Cases are collected each year for the annual Case Competition at the SIR Annual Meeting, with all cases submitted considered for online publication. Example case here.
Research Lecture Series
The goal of this new project is to create a repository of lectures that aim to educate trainees on the “how-to” of clinical and basic science research in the field of interventional radiology. We will be inviting speakers who are experienced in conducting research or research related activities to lecture in webinars hosted by this subcommittee.
Erica Alexander, 2017-18 Membership Committee Chair
Application Processing and Member Allocation:
Charles Hua, 2017-18 Recruitment Committee Chair
Christopher Molloy, 2017-18 IR Residency Training Committee Chair
What is this committee about?
The IR Residency Training Committee serves as a centralized resource regarding the new IR residency and promotes development of clinically oriented curriculum. The committee also provides updates regarding the transition from the traditional IR fellowship to the new training paradigm which includes the Integrated IR residency, Independent residency, and Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR).
What have we done?
Our past, current and future projects include:
What does the future hold?
As more and more programs adopt the new IR Residency, the committee will provide resource to those programs interested in realizing this exciting and monumental advancement in the training of future Interventional Radiologists. An informative guidebook detailing the proposed curricula, requirements, and common questions on the new IR Residency is published on RFS or readily available on request. In addition, the committee will continue to develop educational tools that promote a more clinically oriented curriculum for future IR trainees.
The Chair of the Committee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karan Patel, 2017-18 Advocacy Committee ChairSIRPAC Advisor: Doug Huynh, JD
|Name||Position||Contributes to SIRPAC|
|Alex Misono||Immediate Past Chair||Yes|
|Adam “Kyle” Deal||Member||Yes|
Monica Uceda-Arriola, 2017-18 Women in IR Committee ChairMission:
Alex Jo, 2017-18 International Outreach ChairThe aims of the International Outreach Committee: