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 first- and second-year diagnostic radiology residents 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 Jonas Nash, Director of Corporate Relations.

Application timeline

Applications for the SIR Medical Student and Resident-in-training Travel Scholarships are accepted every year from August 1- October 1.

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

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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 2019 Resident-in-training application 

Application deadline for the 2019 award has already passed. Applications for the SIR 2020 Resident-in-training Scholarship to attend SIR 2020 in Seattle will be accepted online August 1 - October 1, 2019. Check back in late summer to apply.

Scholarship award: $500 travel stipend awarded after submission of a post meeting essay and complementary annual meeting registration.

View the SIR 2019 Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Application criteria

  • Applicants must be a first- or second-year diagnostic radiology resident in the U.S. or Canada (integrated IR residents are not eligibile for the award).
  • Prior SIR Resident-in-training or Medical Student Travel Scholarship recipients are not eligible for the award.
  • Current RFS Governing Council members are not eligible for the award.
  • Scholarship recipients must attend the IR-in-training educational track at SIR 2019, which takes place from Sunday, March 24th  through Tuesday, March 26th, 2019. Scholars are also welcome to attend additional sessions at the meeting outside of the IR-in-training track.

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 a scholarship application form is submitted online, 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 2019 Resident-in-training Travel Scholarship winners:

  • Jason Chiang, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
  • Wayne Anthony Colizza, MD, MPH, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Matthew Daniel Diamond, MD, Boston Medical Center   
  • Jonathan Kim Fergus, MD, The University of Chicago
  • Dorissa Lahner Gursahaney, MD, University of Colorado, Aurora
  • Daniel Hynes, MB, BCh, BAO, University of Massachusetts Medical School Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
  • Arthie Jeyakumar, MD, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Stefan Johnson, MD, Rochester Regional Health, N.Y.
  • Victor Kondray, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Oleksandra Kutsenko, MD, SUNY Upstate Hospital, N.Y.
  • Adonteng Kwakye, MD, University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Derek Lee, MD, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Jose Miguel Lopez, MD, MBA, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Thaddeus James Maguire, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Katherine S Marchak, MD, University of Colorado, Aurora
  • Abdulrahman Masrani, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University, St. Louis
  • Felipe Matsunaga, MD, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Shruti Mishra, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Yuki Miura, MD, Loma Linda University Health, Calif.
  • Maria O'Malley, MD, Stanford University Hospital, Calif.
  • Tirth V Patel, MD, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill
  • Daniel Portal, MD, Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health, N.Y.
  • Nicholas C Shaheen, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Canton
  • Muhammad Usman Shahid, MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark
  • Imran Siddiqui, MD, New York University Winthrop
  • Maziar Sighary, MD, State University of New York- Downstate Medical Center
  • Lojan Sivakumaran, MD, McGill University, Montréal, Québec
  • Tyler Andrew Smith, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Steffan Soosman, MD, University California Davis, Sacramento
  • William Terrill, MD, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh
  • Dustin F Tew, DO, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Fla.
  • Bradley Matthew White, DO, Larkin Community Hospital, Miami
  • Karen Wong, MD, Emory University, Atlanta
  • Juliana Ling Xie, MD, Boston Medical Center
  • Yi Yang, MD, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Fla.

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.  

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