SIR 2024 Resident-in-Training Scholarship Program

SIR 2024 Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship

SIR 2024 Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship

The application window is now CLOSED.  Applications will be in review by SIR's volunteer physician reviewers.

All applicants to this program will be advised of the final outcome by first week of December, 2023.

The SIR Resident in-Training (RIT) Scholarship offers IR and diagnostic radiology residents in their early years (PGY-1–4) to attend SIR 2024 in Salt Lake City, UT

SIR 2024 offers scholars an immersive experience in IR as well as many learning opportunities that inlude dedicated resident-in-training programming, SIR plenaries and workshops as well as scheduled events including the Scholars Reception, and many networking opportunities with leaders in the field and IRs from across the world.

Scholar program benefits:

  • Free registration to SIR 2024
  • $1,000 scholarship to offset travel to SIR 2024
  • Special recognition during the meeting
  • Dedicated resident programming Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Dedicated Scholars reception and networking opportunities, Sunday, March 24

Application criteria:

  • Applicants must be a current PGY-1, 2, 3 or 4 IR or DR resident within the US or Canada. Current PGY-1 residents doing their intern year in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Transitional Year and matched into an IR or DR residency are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be a current SIR Member
  • Prior recipients of the SIR Resident-in-Training or SIR Medical Student-in-Training scholarship are not eligible to apply
  • Applicants who have served or currently serving as a member of the RFS General Council are not eligible to apply
  • Applicants invited/accepted to speak at a general session (not scientific session) or resident/medical student program at SIR 2024 are not eligible to apply

Deadline to apply: Sunday, Oct. 8, midnight/PT

The following required application materials to be submitted within the online application.

  1. In 250 words or less, what steps can be taken to make IR even more clinical than it already is?
  2. In 250 words or less, an eager medical student approaches you about their upcoming IR elective. What advice would you give to help them shine?
  3. In 250 words or less, what is the best way to spread awareness of IR not only to other clinical specialties but to potential patients within your community?
  4. In 250 words or less, describe how you see IR in a multi-disciplinary team?
  5. In 250 words or less, as a PGY-1, early year IR or DR resident considering a career in IR, what can SIR do to help you progress in the specialty?

The letter of recommendation is due by Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, midnight/PT. Please submit your application in advance of the submission due date to ensure your attending has enough time to submit your letter.

Post-meeting essay requirement

Upon returning home, scholarship recipients must submit a 500-word essay about their experience, which may be published in part or in its entirely in society publications or on the SIR website.  In your essay, please describe your experiences at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.  Once the final essay is received, scholarship recipients will receive their $1,000 stipends via wire transfer.

If you have additional questions about the Resident-In-Training Scholarhship, please email, Basia Nowakowski, Program Manager, Graduate Medical Affairs.




SIR 2024

Plan to join us in Salt Lake City, UT, March 23-28, 2024, for the SIR 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting. 

SIR 2024 is a great way to learn more about interventional radiology through dedicated Resident-in Training programming geared toward residents of all levels. 

No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments, and the unparalleled access to expert faculty and leading thinkers in the specialty. 

Check here for meeting details.  How to submit an abstract, register for the meeting, and as sessions are developed. 

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