Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship

Attend the SIR annual meeting and learn about interventional radiology

Scholarship information

The SIR Resident-in-Training 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 complementary registration and 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 around the world.


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 timeline

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 in the summer for more information about the 2019 award.

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

<p><span>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. </span></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 Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship

The application deadline for the 2018 Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship has already passed.

This program is open to all first- and second-year radiology residents within the United States and Canada. The 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 IR-in-training educational track at SIR 2018, which takes place from Sunday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  Scholars are also welcome to attend additional sessions at the meeting outside of the IR-in-Training track.

View the 2018 SIR Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Application criteria

  • Applicants must be a first- or second-year radiology resident.
  • Prior SIR Resident-in-training or Medical Student Travel Scholarship recipients will not be considered.
  • Current RFS Governing Council members will not be considered.

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

  • Current CV
  • Answers to each of the following five short essay questions (limit each response to no more than 250 words):
    1. What steps can be taken to make IR even more clinical than it already is?                 
    2. An eager medical student approaches you about their upcoming IR elective. What advice would you give to help them shine? 
    3. What is the best way to spread awareness of IR, not only to other clinical specialties but to potential patients within your community? 
    4. Describe your impression of other specialties utilizing minimally invasive, image-guided modalities developed by our field?
    5. As a diagnostic radiology resident considering a career in IR, what can SIR do to help you progress in the specialty?
  • Letter of recommendation from an SIR member:
    • After an online application form is submitted, SIR will send the applicant a link where a current SIR member can submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. An application is not considered complete until the letter of recommendation form is received.

Questions about applying? Contact Jennifer Goubeaux, SIR's graduate medical affairs program manager, or phone (703) 691-1805.


Congratulations to our SIR 2018 Resident-in-Training Scholars:

  • Omosalewa Adenikinju, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla.                       
  • Mario Agrait Bertran, MD, UF Health Jacksonville, Fla.                   
  • Ahmed Aly, MD, Creighton University Medical Center, Neb.                        
  • Christopher Bailey, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore                          
  • Abel Belay, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City                           
  • Stephen Bracewell, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston                            
  • Jennifer Buckley, MD, University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC)                           
  • Kevin Carr, MD, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Miami                   
  • Jesse Chen, MD, Staten Island University Hospital, N.Y.                  
  • Wayne Cheng, MD, NYP / Weill Cornell Medicine, New York                        
  • Alexander Dabrowiecki, MD, Emory University, Atlanta                
  • Khanant Desai, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston                     
  • David Duncan, MD, University of California, San Diego                   
  • Robert Dunlap III, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore           
  • Edward Esses, MD, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y.   
  • Danielle Gallegos, MD, Drexel/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia       
  • April Griffith, MD, University of Utah Diagnostic Radiology, Salt Lake City                              
  • Travis Healey, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Science, Indianapolis
  • Megan Hellfeld, MD, University of California San Diego 
  • Blake Jacks, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
  • William Johnson, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston                        
  • Katie Kinzer, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore                       
  • Jennifer Laporte, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta                        
  • Andrew Moore, MD, Integris Baptist, Oklahoma City                             
  • Anushi Patel, MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville                              
  • Andrew Pavlina, MD, University of Cincinnati                     
  • Hamid Rajebi, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio                       
  • Jeffrey Savin, MD, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, Mich    
  • Swar Shah, MD, Rochester General Hospital, N.Y.                      
  • Evan Stone, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston                            
  • Janice Thai, MD, Staten Island University Hospital New York                        
  • Joseph Tseng, MD, Stanford University, Calif.                 
  • Nicholas Voutsinas, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, N.Y.                           
  • Zi (Jill) Zhang, MD, MSCE, Harlem Hospital Center, N.Y.                           
  • Ken Zhao, MD, New York University        

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.


More information