Early Career Section

Early Career Section

Early Career Section



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.






Our Mission

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 Executive Council.

The objectives of the Early Career Section are:

  • Provide an opportunity for physicians new to the practice of Interventional Radiology to exchange ideas and learn about furthering their careers in Interventional Radiology
  • Promote collegiality and cooperation among the physicians who recently started to practice Interventional Radiology
  • Develop and present educational programs on the many facets of Interventional Radiology
  • Create and distribute interesting, educational, and informative content for members of the section.
  • Facilitate a pathway for professional leadership development within the organization.

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, Chair, ECS Section

ECS Education

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 complete ECS Webinar Series. 

"Being involved in the ECS after graduating fellowship has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The ECS provided me with a network of peers which helped make the transition to independent practice feel less isolated. As a member of the ECS, building this network is even easier now that we have launched our Mentorship match program. This allows you to partner with experienced IRs who can lead you through hospital politics, building practice and expanding your procedural repertoire. Our comprehensive webinar series and existing catalog of previous webinars are all available to you as a member of the ECS. If you are looking to volunteer, we have a number of working groups dedicated to placing early career IRs on SIR committees, working with the ABR to improve certifying exam performance and improving online content available to members of the SIR. These are just a few of the opportunities available to you. Joining the ECS is a fantastic opportunity to have your voice heard and make a different in the IR community."  

- Dr. Trevor Downing, Past Chair, ECS Section

Benefits of joining the Early Career Section

Career and Educational Development Resources

  • Targeted Early Career Section communications
  • Access to the ECS online discussion groups on SIR Connect
  • Exclusive Annual Meeting networking and educational events
  • Full access to the SIR ECS Mentorship
  • Full access to resources in online libraries
  • Invitations to monthly ECS webinars focused on clinical resources and practice development for CME credit.

Volunteer and Practice Improvement Tools

  • Serve as a RFS content reviewer
  • Connect with SIR and SIR Foundation leadership
  • Volunteer to serve on any of the 7 ECS subgroups: Annual Meeting Planners, ECS Membership, SIR Committee Liaison, ECS Mentorship, RFS Liaison, Online Content Committee and the ABR Resources Committee.

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!

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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 announce that Dr. Bill Majdalany will serve as the 2018 AMA Early Career Delegate.

"When I reflect on why I became an IR, I can simply state that it comes from a passion for improving the status quo. Our specialty is growing, innovating, and transforming with new technologies, procedures, and training paradigms. I believe that IR is at the frontline of improving delivery, access, and quality of healthcare.  We are at a critical juncture where I hope that we can leverage our strengths to navigate the intersection of policy,advocacy, and reimbursement. I cannot imagine a more exciting time in IR, or a better way to serve."

-Dr. Bill Majdalany


 Learn more about Early Career Mentoring and Marketing  

Mentor Match

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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!


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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.

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Messages from ECS members

Messages from ECS members

"Involvement in the Early Career Section has been a tremendous experience.  The ability to network and make friends within the group provides excellent support for clinical questions and practice building advice. The Early Career Section provides ample opportunities for those looking to participate more actively in the Society."

- Dr. Andrew (AJ) Gunn, Chair, ECS Section

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