The Early Career Section (ECS) is led by a dedicated team whose primary focus is career advancement and society involvement. The Early Career Section currently has over 300 members and is growing! Each member’s needs and ideas are taken into consideration when developing section projects and events. Joining the Early Career Section is a great way to become more active within the society, connect with your peers and build your career within IR.
The Early Career Section (ECS) is composed of Interventional Radiologists in their first 8 years of practice; however, membership is open to all individuals interested in supporting the mission and objective of the section. The purpose of the ECS is to provide a platform in which members of SIR new to the practice of interventional radiology can develop a knowledge and resource base, network, participate in decision-making and serve as a resource to the SIR.
A word from our members
The Early Career Section has been a fantastic experience for me. It has provided tangible benefits, such as access to great webinars and talks at various meetings, however perhaps more important is the interaction with other IRs. Early Career Section provides a great platform for networking with other early career IRs and an opportunity to meet and make friends across the country. It has also provided me with great insight into the way the SIR at large functions, and helped me meet numerous more established IRs. I strongly encourage any early career IR to join the ECS, and experience these benefits first hand.
- Dr. Shamar Young, Past Chair, ECS Section
The Early Career Section hosts monthly webinars to address the professional development and clinical educational needs of young IRs. The webinars focus on topic young IRs who are starting their practice in a private or academic setting.
The live webinars are presented by subject matter experts and accessible free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits.
Access the ECS webinar series below through our ECS channel on SIR Now.
"Volunteering for the Early Career Section has been an incredibly enriching experience; I recommend every new IRs to get involved. For starters, ECS has given me access to a network of peers and a library of educational content that helped my transition to attending-hood, as well as innumerable opportunities to get involved with SIR, ABR, and other programs. I also really appreciate that it is a great platform to make a difference in our community - we are constantly envisioning ways to fulfill the unmet needs of early career IRs and carrying out new projects. ECS has something for everyone. We have numerous workgroups ranging from ones dedicated to improving online content to ones that facilitate peer networking and professional development. It's a community strengthened by its members – so let's build it together." - Yilun Koethe, MD, ECS Secretary
Career and Educational Development Resources
Volunteer and Practice Improvement Tools
Become a member of the Early Career Section to connect with your peers, find resources for transitional career stages, and join the voice of the Early Career Interventional Radiologist in the Society of Interventional Radiology!Join the ECS
AMA Early Career Delegate
The AMA (National Medical Association) is the largest body in organized medicine. Representatives from each specialty and every state convene twice a year to discuss policy issues that affect medicine, health care, education and public health.
The Early Career Section is honored to have Christine J Kim, MD, as our current AMA Early Career Delegate.
"The feeling of bringing value to our community within SIR and beyond while building a strong network of colleagues has made joining the ECS a rewarding and enriching experience." - Christine J Kim, MD
SIR’s Mentor Match Program allows you to connect with a mentor or mentee in the same city or on the other side of the world, based on areas of expertise, interest or an array of other demographics specific to your individual needs. Learn more!
Careers in IR
SIR’s Career HQ is the premier electronic recruitment resource for interventional radiology. Job seekers, whether you are looking for a new job or ready to take the next step in your career, Career HQ can help find the right opportunity for you.Find a job
Grow your professional potential. Volunteer with SIR!
SIR and SIR Foundation encourage members to apply to join an education or clinically-focused committee, or one of the many other committees that fit your area of expertise or interest.
These committees offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise, and participate in leadership activities of the Society and SIR Foundation.Volunteer Today
Being a member of the Early Career Section is extremely rewarding. The opportunity to network with likeminded peers across the country facilitates lifelong friendships within the IR community. Additionally, the mentorship opportunities offered by the ECS have helped me connect with senior IRs which has been crucial to building my IR career. The ECS provides extensive learning opportunities through webinars, online videos and Angioclubs that have boosted my confidence in the management and treatment of complex patients as a junior attending. Lastly, being a member of the ECS also provides the ability to grow and develop leadership skills within the Society of Interventional Radiology. - Natosha N. Monfore, DOJoin the ECS today