Medical student opportunities

Medical student oppportunities


SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grants and awards that form a continuum of funding opportunities ranging from research training, to seed grants, to academic development grants. Our grant program is designed to benefit researchers at all levels, from medical students to established practitioners.

SIR Foundation's medical student opportunities are designed to introduce professionals early in their career to the field of interventional radiology, research and device development through various programs, grants and internships. 

Award opportunities






The purpose of this award is to introduce interested medical students to the greater radiology community at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. The intent is to recognize the student author of an accepted abstract that best honors the spirit of inventiveness and scientific purity. For more information about eligibility criteria, please visit the awards page. 


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Grant opportunities





SIR and SIR Foundation believe in promoting a culture of inclusion and strengthening the specialty of interventional radiology (IR) through different perspectives. This program provides medical students from diverse backgrounds with scholarships to fund visiting clerkship rotations in interventional radiology and attendance at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.


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The Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant is designed to foster an interest in research by funding a summer research project conducted by a medical student in an area identified by SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care.


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The SIR Foundation Summer Medical Internship Program introduces medical students early in their studies to interventional radiology research and medical device development. These 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.


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