Member Central

Membership categories

SIR’s membership consists of three main categories:  Members, Associates and Training.  Qualifications and requirements for membership are listed below. 

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. Apply

First Year of Practice

Physicians who qualify as Members and are in their first year after completing their training receive a discounted membership rate. In the following term they will pay the full Members rate.   Apply

Membership in the Early Career Section is encouraged.

Public Health and Military Members

Physicians who are full-time employees of the US Department of Health & Human Services or are currently actively serving in the US military can qualify for a discounted rate.  Contact Membership@sirweb.org.

Member applicants are required to provide:

  • Documentation of IR or DR certification
  • Two letters of recommendation from SIR members or 1 letter of recommendation from program director of completed residency or fellowship training program
  • Curriculum Vitae

Retired from Practice

Physicians who are permanently retired from the practice of medicine and have been an SIR Member for more than 10 years are eligible for Emeritus Member status. Emeritus members remain on the SIR membership roster and continue to receive access to various benefits.   If an Emeritus member requests to continue receiving the print and online access to JVIR, a discounted rate is available. Contact the Membership@sirweb.org for more information

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.  Apply

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 special interest and competency related to interventional radiology. Apply

Physician associates are also eligible for to apply as a Member. Apply

Scientist Associates

PhD Scientists who have a special interest and competency in interventional radiology research are eligible for Associates or Member categories.  Apply

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. Apply

Associate members who are NPs and PAs are encouraged to join the NP&PA Section.

Associate applicants are required to provide:

  • Documentation of valid professional license or certification
  • 2 letters of recommendation from SIR members
  • Curriculum Vitae

Members-in-training

The Members-in-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 Member-in-training.

Fellows-in-training

For physicians currently enrolled in a VIR Fellowship.  This category will sunset with VIR Fellowships on June 30, 2020. Apply

Residents-in-training

For physicians currently enrolled in either the Integrated IR Residency, Independent IR Residency or Diagnostic Radiology Residency.  Apply

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.  Apply

Scientists-in-training

For graduate students or post- doctoral students who have an interest in interventional radiology research. Apply

Training applicants are required to provide:

  • Proof of current enrollment in formal training listed above
  • Letter of recommendation from current program director
  • Curriculum Vitae