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Summer Medical Student Internship Program

The SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Internship Program introduces medical students to interventional radiology research and medical device development. 

2018 Summer Medical Student Internship Program

The SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Internship Program introduces 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.

2018 IR Internship Sites: 

Cleveland Clinic

Johns Hopkins University

MD Anderson Cancer Center

UCLA Medical Center

University of Illinois at Chicago

Yale School of Medicine

2018 Corporate Host Sites:

Becton Dickinson 

2018 Interns: TBA

Past Interns (2017):

UCLA with Edward Lee, MD, FSIR:

  • Kevin Fernandes, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Lauren Shreve, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

MD Anderson with Erik Cressman, MD, PhD, FSIR and Richard Bouchard, PhD

  • Emeka Okafor, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Bard Peripheral Vascular with Mike Randall, BSME, MBA and JD Meler, MD

  • Erica Emmons, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic with Gordon McLennan, MD, FSIR

  • Akshay Wadera, New York Medical College

Medical students: Apply now for summer 2018

Students applying for the program must show strong potential for a career in IR with proven academic success. 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. The review committee will determine the most appropriate site for the selected students. Medical students interested in applying to the upcoming 2018 summer internship period, must submit the following:

1. The application document

2. A letter of recommendation

The application will be considered incomplete until SIR Foundation receives a letter of recommendation from one of the following members of the applicant's faculty:

  • Director of the radiology residency program
  • Director of the IR fellowship
  • An interventional radiologist on the faculty

Complete applications must be submitted by January 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET. Please submit your final application here.

For questions regarding the application, please email Sara Myers.

If you are a Corporate or IR Host Site interested in participating in the 2018 Program, please apply below:

Apply as a Corporate Host Site

Apply as an IR Host Site

Follow their experiences

Throughout the summer on Fridays, medical students participating in the internship program are sharing their experiences by taking over SIR's Instagram account. Visit SIR's Instagram for a day in the life of the summer interns.

Summer research at Bard Peripheral Vascular

“The SIR internship with BARD PV was an incredible and unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of device design and the integral role that industry plays within our profession. Working with Mike Randall and his fabulous team to find new ideas, explore possible solutions, to visit the FDA, and to investigate a particular market size were all unique opportunities that I would not ever have been exposed to without this internship. I feel that I now have the tools to evaluate the need for devices in a clinical scenario, and how to properly assess and convey my ideas. Working with BARD was exciting, engaging, and I hope that many more people seize this special opportunity to see the other side of medical devices!” - Erica Emmons, University of Colorado School of Medicine, medical student intern with mentors Mike Randall, BSME, MBA, JD Meler, MD

Alicia's experience at UCLA Health


"Dr. Lee was an incredible mentor. He was enthusiastic about getting me involved in multiple research projects and created opportunities for me to participate as a first assistant in many procedures. The entire UCLA team, including the faculty, residents, and fellows, was very supportive and invested in teaching me. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is serious about a career in IR and wants to get an early opportunity to learn from experts in the field." - Alicia Eubanks, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, with mentor Edward Lee, MD, FSIR