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SIR offers a variety of membership categories for every member of the IR team through all  career stages. Read about our membership categories to determine which one you qualify for and click on the headings or buttons to apply online.

To learn more about the benefits of being an SIR member, visit the SIR Membership Benefits page.

Members 

The Members category includes any US or non-US physician who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, or equivalent medical degree as determined by the Executive Council and who has completed formal training in an interventional radiology (IR) residency or IR Fellowship or has a special interest and competency in IR.  Member shall also include any individual who holds a Doctor of Philosophy and has a special interest and competency in interventional radiology research.

Active member status shall be granted to individuals who meet the above requirements and hold a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine. Active Member status may be chosen by PhD scientists who meet the above requirements and choose this option in lieu of being an Associate member.

  • Active Members (first year of practice)—Physicians who are in their first year out of training
  • Active Members—Physicians who are board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and practice interventional radiology
  • Corresponding Members—Physicians who live/practice outside of the United States and have earned a designation equivalent to a board certificate in radiology
  • Associate Members—Physicians who are board certified in a specialty other than diagnostic radiology, but have a special interest in interventional radiology

Training

The Training category shall include the following persons currently enrolled in formal training: either a resident or fellow in vascular and interventional radiology; a resident in a radiology residency training program; a student enrolled in medical school or in their first year of post-graduate medical education; or a graduate student or post- doctoral student who has an interest in interventional radiology research. Time-limit restrictions shall be placed on the number of years an individual may be a Training member.

Trainees within the US and outside of the US are eligible to join these categories.

  • Medical Students—For individuals who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in medical school and are interested in pursuing a career in interventional radiology.  
  • Residents—For physicians currently enrolled in either the IR Integrated Residency, IR Independent Residency (including those in the ESIR program) or Diagnostic Radiology Residency.  
  • Fellows—For physicians currently enrolled in a VIR Fellowship.  This category will sunset with VIR Fellowships on June 30, 2020. 
  • Scientists-in-Training—For graduate students or post- doctoral students who have an interest in interventional radiology research. 

Associates

The Associates category will include those physicians, scientists, and non-physician medical professionals who have special interest and competency related to interventional radiology, but do not qualify to be Member or Member in training. 

  • International Associates— Non-US physicians who live and practice outside of the US, hold a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, or equivalent medical degree as determined by the Executive Council and who have completed formal training in an interventional radiology (IR) residency or IR Fellowship or have a special interest and competency in IR are eligible for Associate membership.  International associate physicians are also eligible for to apply as a Member
  • Physician Associates—Physicians who have not completed formal training in an interventional radiology (IR) residency or IR Fellowship and have a special interest and competency in IR.  Physician associates are also eligible for to apply as a Member
  • Scientist Associates—PhD Scientists who have a special interest and competency in interventional radiology research are eligible for Associates or Member categories.  
  • Non-Physician Associates—Medical professionals working in interventional radiology are eligible for Associate membership.  This includes but is not limited to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.  This category had formerly been known as the Clinical Associate category. 
    Associate members who are NPs and PAs are encouraged to join the NP&PA Section.

About SIR membership

Membership will connect you to a global network of elite IR professionals, amplify your voice in IR providing policy and advocacy support, and provide savings and access to member benefits. The unique knowledge and experience each of our members bring the highest quality resources in education, policy, the pioneering of research interventional radiology and above all, advancing the care for patients through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic intervention.

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