Research Education

Research Resources

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 2016 Summer Medical Student Research Internship Program

NOTE: The student must be recommended by one of the following members of their faculty: Director of the Radiology Residency program, Director of the IR Fellowship, or an interventional radiologist on the faculty.  The letter of recommendation must accompany the application at the time of submission.  
The student must show strong potential for a career in IR with proven academic success, and one who has exhibited ambition.
The SIR Foundation’s summer medical student research internship program’s goal is to introduce medical students early in their studies to interventional radiology research and medical device development. 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 2016. There will be one student selected for each internship opportunity.  The review committee will determine the most appropriate site for the selected students.  There are three IR internships and two corporate internships that will be offered for the summer of 2016: Dr. J.F. Geschwind, mentor at the host site Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Erik Cressman, mentor at the host site MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Dr. Edward W. Lee, mentor at the host site UCLA Medical Center; the two corporate internships will be with Bard PV, and Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (*Note the internships are eight weeks in duration.)

The application materials consist of:

1. The Application Document

2. The descriptions of the Internships:

Interventional Radiology Host Sites:
Yale New Haven Hospital
MD Anderson Cancer Center
UCLA Medical Center

Corporate Host Sites:
Bard Peripheral Vascular

Complete applications must be submitted by March 13, 2016 5 p.m. ET as noted in the application

For questions regarding the application, please email

SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Internship Program: Former Summer Interns

2015 Summer Interns:

  1. Savannah Fletcher; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Internship Site: Dr. Wolfgang Lee, University of California, Los Angeles
  2. Wilfred Manzano; University of California, Irvine
    Internship Site:  Yale University School of Medicine
  3. Abhimanyu Aggarwal; The George Washington University School of Medicine
    Internship Site: BARD PV
  4. Rupal Parikh; Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Internship Site: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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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