The time to pursue a medical career in interventional radiology is now! 

Interventional radiology—Where innovation meets compassion 

Medical students and residents, are you seeking an exhilarating and impactful career in medicine? Look no further than interventional radiology (IR)—-a growing area of medicine where cutting-edge technology converges with patient-centered care to transform lives.  

Discover why the field of IR, with its diverse treatment areas, may be the right choice for you. 

What is IR? 

Interventional radiology (IR) is a dynamic medical specialty that combines diagnostic imaging with minimally invasive procedures. Interventional radiologists offer comprehensive, long-term care for an extensive array of medical conditions.  

From vascular interventions to oncology treatments and beyond, IR touches many facets of medicine, making it one of the most diverse and exciting fields in medicine. 

SIR member Oleksandra Kutsenko, MD, gives her TEDx Talk about what’s possible in IR. 


Oleksandra Kutsenko, MD

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SIR member Arshad Khan, MD FSIR, discusses the role of IR in trauma. 

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SIR member Stephanie Kim talks about her daily experience as an IR. 

Stephanie Kim on IR

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Why practice IR? 

As an interventional radiologist you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ll:  

  • Achieve better patient outcomes: You’ll feel a sense of personal fulfillment as IR treatments often lead to faster patient recovery, reduced pain, and fewer complications. 

  • Be in a continuously evolving field: As technology is constantly improving, interventional radiologists have the stimulating challenge of continuously learning and innovating their practices.

  • Be in the company of visionaries: You’ll be inspired by your IR peers who possess technical excellence, are inquisitive by nature and love to practice patient-centered care.  

If interventional radiology is right for you, the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is here to support, guide, and educate you throughout your journey. 

How will SIR help you succeed? 

We’ll help you stay up to date on residency requirements and will provide tools and resources to help you throughout your career.  

As a member, you’ll gain access to impactful benefits, like: 

  • The Resident, Fellow and Student section where you can network with your peers from other programs, learn about innovative procedures, stay on top of residency requirements and forge lifelong contacts to support you throughout your career.

  • Exclusive volunteer opportunities, grants and scholarships tailored for medical students and residents, supporting you now and giving you a competitive edge for your next move.

  • SIR Connect: Our private online platform where IRs at every career stage discuss cases and topics of interest, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange. 

Ready to become the future of medicine? 

Join the ranks of interventional radiologists who are changing lives and shaping the future of medicine. Discover the extraordinary world of IR with SIR as your guide! 

Membership for students is always free. Residents pay just $50 annually.

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