Fellowship criteria policy
Approved March 2014
Fellowship Eligibility: As outlined in the Society of Interventional Radiology Bylaws, Active Fellows shall be 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 Fellows. The requirements for active Fellows membership are as follows:
Policy on Criteria for Fellowship
The candidate shall have made significant contributions to interventional radiology and shall have actively participated in the Society of Interventional Radiology. As a criterion for fellowship candidacy, the candidate shall have demonstrated some level of activity contributing to the work and mission of the Society. The level of SIR activity will be reviewed in conjunction with the candidate’s overall contributions to the field of IR. The following areas of activity and achievement will be considered in review of the candidate’s record.
A. Outstanding Contributions to the Specialty of Interventional Radiology:
B. Outstanding Contributions to SIR/SIRF:
1. The candidate shall have a strong history of Society leadership and participation.
Candidates may apply for fellowship under one or more of the above areas of activity and achievement. If applying under the criterion of Outstanding Contributions to the Society through SIR leadership roles, the level of societal activity would be expected to be at a leadership level. If applying under the criteria of Outstanding Contributions to the Specialty of Interventional Radiology, societal activity is expected but leadership-level roles may not be required. Examples of non-leadership roles that could be considered include: committee/task force member, JVIR reviewer, abstract reviewer, development of educational materials, review/author of SIR-sponsored documents, presentations at SIR-affiliated CME activities.
When evaluating candidates for Fellowship, the Fellows Affairs’ Committee shall review the totality of the candidate’s contributions on behalf of Interventional Radiology and the Society. Fellowship shall be awarded based on a long and consistent history of activities.