The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation is a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering research in interventional
radiology for the purposes of advancing scientific knowledge, increasing the
number of skilled investigators, and developing innovative therapies that lead
to improved patient care and quality of life. The Foundation is committed to
fostering the development and enhancement of innovative, minimally invasive,
image-guided therapies from inception to mature clinical application and to
conduct educational programs in the service of its mission.
In alignment with its mission, The SIR Foundation has created a
summer medical student internship program with the goal of introducing medical
students early in their studies to interventional radiology research and medical
device development. The internship is
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 2018. There will be one
student selected for each funded internship opportunity.
Application Deadline: January 13, 2018 (no applications or
materials will be accepted after 5 p.m. EST)
Application Contact: Sara Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and the name of the reference
must be provided below. The application
will be considered incomplete until the reference letter is received by the SIR
NOTE: The student must be a U.S. resident.
The qualified applicant will be a
student in good standing, actively enrolled in an allopathic or osteopathic
medical school, and must be available to be on site at the host location for
the entire duration of the internship. The medical student must be a member in
good standing of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).
SIR Foundation will provide a stipend for living and travel expenses. The IR host/mentor internships are 8 weeks
in duration with a minimum of a 40 hour work week. The stipend will be $4,500 US paid to the
student by SIR Foundation after the confirmation of the start of the
internship. The student is responsible for arranging his/her own transportation
and housing at the host location.
Corporate Sponsor Mentor
corporate host internships range from 8-12 weeks in duration with a minimum of
a 40 hour work week. Specific details for each corporate host/mentor internship
will be provided in the individual program descriptions. The stipend will be provided by the corporate
host and explained in the agreement between the corporate host and the student
intern. The student is responsible for arranging his/her own transportation and
for arranging his/her housing at the host location unless the corporate host
chooses to offer housing and those details will be explained by the corporate
Requirements for the
Medical Student Intern:
medical student must:
Commit to completing the full duration of the internship during
the summer of 2018.
Commit to the curriculum and internship activities as stated in
the internship descriptions (attached), for the internship for which the
student is selected.
Commit to completing the proposed internship project during the
internship time period.
Communicate with the SIR Foundation biweekly during the internship
period to provide a project progress update.
Communicate with their site mentor during their internship on a
weekly basis at minimum.
Commit to attending the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, which will
occur in the spring of 2019, and deliver an oral presentation on their 2018 internship project at the Medical Student Brunch. The SIR Foundation will waive the registration fee for
the SIR member medical student and will provide a travel stipend.
Descriptions of the
to these guidelines and application are the descriptions of the internship
sites. Please read through the attached
internship descriptions before completing the application below.