Applications for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Medical Student Council (MSC) for the 2018-2019 cycle are due by Saturday, March 31st at 11:59 PM, EST. Thereafter, although applications for the MSC will be closed, you may still apply to join MSR or an RFS Service Line. Please note that there is no way to save this form. Thus, you may wish to copy the questions into a Word or Pages document, answer the questions in that file, and then paste them into the form. Please e-mail the MSC at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Biodesign Committee: The goal of Biodesign is to provide resources for medical trainees interested in learning about the biodesign process, how to implement biodesign in interventional radiology (and medicine in general), and how to take their innovative ideas to market.
Education: Education both creates and increases access to resources that educate interested medical students about the technical and clinical aspects of the practice and training of Interventional Radiologists via multimedia, article posts, and (expanding) to podcasts.
IR Interest Group (IRIG): IRIG promotes medical student interest and involvement in the field of interventional radiology by supporting the activities of local IRIGs. Its progress is managed by maintaining and updating an IRIG database, as well as updating guidebooks to help IGs succeed.
Patient & Family Centered Care (PFCC): PFCC seeks to provide patients, and their families, with the knowledge they need to better understand Interventional Radiology as a medical specialty and to become comfortable with their own specific procedures via patient interviews, disease narratives, ethical cases of patient perspectives, and patient-focused webinars.
PR & Communications: PR & Communications provides useful, educational and exciting content that serves to inform and attract medical students to the field of interventional radiology via social media, blog posts, and by advertising upcoming content via the medical student listserv.
Research: Research provide resources to teach trainees how to read the literature and to participate in research, allowing them to understand the future direction of IR and more importantly contribute to it.
You can see the efforts of our committees on our website: http://rfs.sirweb.org/medical-student-section and are encouraged to familiarize yourself with some of the projects before proceeding.
Please propose an idea for expanding current projects for at least two of the committees below. Note that a single, thoughtful project idea is better than a large, vague list of ideas. Ideally, your ideas would be for the committees you were most interested in joining. You can also choose to answer a question by demonstrating how you would develop and complete a project idea in a prospective committee.
In the interim, we encourage students to get involved with IR locally, participating or being part of leadership with their school's IRIG or RIG, or partaking in the development of a local or regional IR symposium. Resources for creating an IRIG or symposium are available under the medical student section on our website - http://rfs.sirweb.org/medical-student-section/. If you have any further questions, you may email us at email@example.com.