Fellowship is one of the most prestigious honors granted to SIR's Members and International Associate Members, and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement.
Based on outstanding credentials, achievements and community contributions to interventional radiology and SIR and SIR Foundation, those who are elected to Fellowship signal to peers and patients their commitment to quality IR care through the use of the FSIR designation.
As outlined in the Society of Interventional Radiology Bylaws, the FSIR designation shall be granted to members of the Society who have made a significant contribution(s) to the field of interventional radiology and to the society. There will be no limit on the number of those with the FSIR designation.
To be considered for induction at the Annual SIR Fellows' Business Meeting and Dinner, all applications must be completed by December 31st of the calendar year prior to the meeting.
Providing a letter of recommendation
The letters of recommendation are a very important component of the Fellowship candidate’s nomination package. As a general rule, more weight will be given to letters that provide substantial information as opposed to brief or pro-forma letters. Sponsors should be encouraged to provide detail in their letters of the candidate's accomplishments.