Medical Student Travel Scholarship

Attend SIR's annual meeting and learn about interventional radiology

Medical Student Travel Scholarship information

The SIR Medical Student Travel Scholarship provides medical students in the U.S. and Canada with the opportunity to learn about IR at an early stage in their medical careers. Selected scholars receive a $500 travel stipend to attend the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting -- an experience that includes dedicated educational programming, presentations from leaders in the field of interventional radiology, and networking opportunities with IRs from across the world.

Funding

The Medical Student Scholarship and Resident-in-Training Scholarship are funded through generous unrestricted educational grants from our corporate partners as part of the Corporate Ambassador Program. If you wish to support these scholarships, please contact Erica Holland, Assistant Executive Director.

Application Process

Applications for the SIR 2019 Medical Student and Resident-in-Training Scholarships for travel to SIR 2019 in Austin, Texas will be accepted online August 1 - October 1, 2018. Check back later this summer for more information about the 2019 award.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Goubeaux, Graduate Medical Affairs Program Manager.

<p>No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments, the unparalleled access to expert faculty and leading thinkers in the specialty.</p>

No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments, the unparalleled access to expert faculty and leading thinkers in the specialty.

SIR 2018 Application requirements

SIR Medical Student Travel Scholarship
The application deadline for the SIR 2018 award has already passed.

This scholarship provides recipients with complimentary meeting registration and a $500 travel stipend that will be awarded after submission of a post meeting essay.

Scholarship recipients must attend the medical student educational programming at SIR 2018, which takes place on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th, 2018. Scholars are also welcome to attend additional sessions at the meeting outside of the medical student training track.

View the 2018 MIT Travel Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Application criteria

  • The scholarship is open to all U.S. and Canadian medical students.  
  • Prior SIR Medical Student Travel Scholarship recipients will not be considered.

 The following required application materials will be submitted within the online application:

  • Current CV
  • Answers to each of the following four short essay questions (limit each response to no more than 500 words). 
    1. IR is now a primary specialty in medicine. What are your thoughts on this change? How will it affect the practice of IR?
    2. What do you hope to gain by attending the annual SIR meeting?
    3. Describe your exposure to the field of interventional radiology that has sparked your interest to explore this field in more depth?
    4. In less than 250 words, discuss what specialty/specialties you would consider and why?
  • An optional letter of recommendation from a practicing IR. By not submitting a letter, you will not be excluded from consideration for the scholarship.
      • After an online application form is submitted, SIR will send the applicant a link where a practicing IR can submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant.

Questions about applying? Contact Jennifer Goubeaux, Graduate Medical Affairs Program Manager, or phone (703) 691-1805.

 

Congratulations to our SIR 2018 Medical Student Scholars:

  • Michal Ad, Georgetown University School of Medicine, District of Columbia
  • Jason Adleberg, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Matthew Antalek, Jr., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
  • Christine Boone, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Ilana Breen, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Jason Burton, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Edinburg, Texas
  • Astrid Casin, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami
  • Courtney Chen, UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Won Kyu Choi, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Ankur Choksi, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Yev Chornenkyy, MSc, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington
  • Shakil Chowdhury, Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine, Lansing
  • Shelby Curren, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pa.
  • Jennifer Darnell, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest, Lebanon, Ore.
  • Brennan Day, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albequerque, N.M.
  • Julia D'Souza, University of Pennsylvania: Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Beata Durcanova, UCSF School of Medicine, San Diego
  • Jordan Fenlon, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo
  • Julia Freeman, The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Joseph Frenkel, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
  • David Gage, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus
  • David Gelovani, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
  • Russ Guidry, Jr., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Alexey Gurevich, Sackler School of Medicine, New York
  • Yu-hui Huang, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
  • Charles Hyman, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, R.I.
  • Neil Jain, Rowan University School Of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, N.J.
  • Samantha Jayasinghe, MBA, MS, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, Texas
  • Andrew Johnston, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
  • Kunal Karani, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Ramzy Khabbaz, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
  • Maryam Khan, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Ky.
  • Derek Kim, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, N.Y.
  • Joseph Kramkowski, Rush Medical College, Chicago
  • Mariya Kristeva, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando
  • Siddhant Kulkarni, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glen Head, N.Y.
  • Daniel Kwak, PhD, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Fla.
  • Young Joon Kwon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Spencer Lewis, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
  • Hanzhou Li, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta
  • Lisa Liu, Rush Medical College, Chicago
  • Joshua Loewenstern, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Diego Lopez, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Monica Matsumoto, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Morgan McLuckey, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • Danielle McNicholas, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's
  • Rose Miller, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus
  • Jean Min, California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Mahati Mokkarala, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
  • John Moon, Albany Medical College, N.Y.
  • Abeer Mousa, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
  • Carlos Ortiz, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
  • Anthony Osifuye, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
  • Lauren Park, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, R.I.
  • John Pendy, Jr., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
  • Andrew Perez, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville
  • Lyndia Personnat, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
  • Elizabeth Phillips, California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Charles Puza, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
  • Chenghao Qian, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington
  • Shagnik Ray, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Natalie Ring, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H.
  • Zak Ritchey, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Benjamin Roush, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo
  • David Ruohoniemi, New York University School of Medicine
  • Michelle Shnayder, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Varun Singh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia
  • Avik Som, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ethan Speir, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
  • Emily Sterbis, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia
  • Adam Swersky, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Henry Szeto, Touro University, California, Vallejo
  • Jeremy Todd, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
  • Patrick Tran, Rush Medical College, Chicago
  • David Turner, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington
  • Jacob Underwood, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth
  • Ethan Wajswol, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark
  • Melinda Wang, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
  • Colton Welch, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Jenny Yan, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Qian Yu, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington
  • Minerva Zhou, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Alice Zhou, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Christopher Zinsmeister, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.

SIR 2019

Plan to join us in Austin, Texas, March 23-28, 2019, for the SIR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. 

SIR 2019 is a great way to learn more about interventional radiology through dedicated Medical Student programming on Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd and 24th; and dedicated In-Training programming geared toward residents on Sunday, March 24th - Tuesday, March 26th.

No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments, and the unparalleled access to expert faculty and leading thinkers in the specialty.  

Please check back in the coming months for more information.

 

 

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