We will promote the clinical model of Interventional Radiology practice, at the resident and fellow level, by striving to introduce the specialty to trainees and medical students who are passionate about the ideas that embody the future of IR, by stressing the necessity of becoming disease experts, and above all else, by focusing on patient centered care.
Statement of Purpose:
We are the voice for residents and fellows in pursuit of their training as Interventional Physicians.
We will work to further promote the clinical model of Interventional Radiology practice, as residents and fellows, by stressing service to the patient first and foremost.
We will continually expand our knowledge base to become true disease experts, with fundamental understandings of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, natural history, and evidence based medicine of the diseases that we treat. This will ultimately serve our patients well as we deliver longitudinal care.
We will work to influence the training model to reflect these goals, at least in part by advocating for the development of resident and fellow-driven clinics and alternate training pathways with additional emphasis on clinical medicine such as the CLINICAL pathway, DIRECT pathway and ultimately the Primary Certificate of Interventional Radiology.
As the future of the Society, we will work to recruit the best and the brightest like-minded physicians and students into the specialty and the Society to help further propel Interventional Radiology to the forefront of clinical medicine and patient care.