Interviews with young foreign interventional radiologists
While the US has an ACGME accredited DR/IR program, have you ever thought of what training is like abroad? The specialty is shifting towards a clinical paradigm here in the US, but is the same happening elsewhere? Click the links below to read our interviews with foreign trainees and young IRs about their perspective on training and the standing of the specialty in their country.
Interviews with resident and attending international medical graduates (IMGs)
The journey to match into radiology is complex and challenging, so we are conducting interviews with current IMG radiology residents to learn from those who have successfully navigated this process. We plan to make their journeys available to you soon.
Guide for matching as an international medical graduate (IMG)
Many of us within the International Outreach Committee went through medical school abroad and then decided to pursue training within the United States. We understand how long, time-consuming, and expensive this process can be and how equally time consuming it can be to find quality information, tips, and advice online. We have created the following guide (divided in major topics) in an effort to make this process easier, explaining things we wish we would have known early on.
- The American Training Model
- Past, Current, and Future IR Training Models
- The Pathway to Match as a Foreigner
- USMLE Steps
- The ECFMG
- The Match
Developed by: Andy Moore, Dan Cohen, Jesus Beltran-Perez, Amir Pirmoazen, Khalid Ahmed, Patrick Lee, Steven Kao, Tarek Jazmati, and Kyrollos "Kouly" Tawfik
International IR Aid
Access to imaging technology is limited in low and middle-income countries and the lack of structured radiology training programs, in particular, presents a challenge for sustainable implementation of radiology services around the world. Many radiology training programs in the United States have partner programs overseas but there is often a lack of publicly accessible information and communication in the community, especially regarding programs that target IR specifically.
Click HERE for more information about SIR's global outreach programs and opportunities.