Research Education Division
The Research Education Division initiates and promotes educational activities for the purpose of developing knowledgeable and skilled investigators and new partnerships in emerging areas.
SIR Foundation Research Education Committee
The objective of the Research Education Committee is to provide researchers specializing in interventional radiology research with educational opportunities that will improve their understanding of research and thereby increase the number of skilled investigators.
The Research Education Committee has created a section that provides peer-reviewed links to websites that provide information of interest to those performing both basic and clinical research.
SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Internship Program
The SIR Foundation 2013 Summer Medical Student Research Internship Program
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS REQUIRED THAT THE Director of the Radiology
Residency or IR Fellowship RECOMMEND THE STUDENT FOR THE PROGRAM.
The student must submit the letter of recommendation from the Director of the Radiology Residency or IR Fellowship with their application. The student must show strong potential for a career in IR with proven academic success, and one who has exhibited ambition.
The SIR Foundation created a summer medical student research internship program with the goal of introducing medical students early in their studies to interventional radiology research and medical device development. This program was piloted last summer with success, and thus we have expanded the number of internships available for the summer of 2013. The internships are for highly motivated medical students who seek to acquire a fundamental understanding of research methods as they relate to Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The selected students will have an opportunity to intern with an Interventional Radiologist research mentor host or a corporate research and development mentor host during the summer of 2013. There will be one student selected for each internship opportunity. There are 3 IR internships and 2 corporate internships that will be offered for the summer of 2013: Dr. Erik Cressman, mentor at the host site University of Minnesota Medical Center, Dr. J.F. Geschwind, mentor at the host site Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward W. Lee, mentor at the host site UCLA Medical Center; the 2 corporate internships will be with Bard PV and Cook Incorporated.
The application materials consist of:
1. The application document
2. The descriptions of the Internships
Complete applications must be submit by March 15th 5 p.m. ET as noted in the application
For questions regarding the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIR Foundation Offers Free On-demand Research Web Presentation
Course: Research Education: Literature Review, Evidence-based
Interventional Radiology (EBIR) and Comparative Effectiveness
Faculty: James B. Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR, Professor of Radiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
SIR Foundation is offering free of charge for SIR members a web presentation that covers comparative effectiveness research, evidence-based medicine and their relationship to interventional radiology. Learners will become familiar with how to search the medical literature and will also understand what evidence-based research is and why it is important to use in their practice when making treatment decisions. To view the presentation, visit the SIR Learning Center and enter your SIR login information.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.
The Society of Interventional Radiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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