The Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG) invites all Vanderbilt med students to attend our first meeting of the year and learn about the unique clinical specialty of IR! Dinner will be provided to those who RSVP, thanks to a generous gift from IR faculty.
IR is a medical field unlike any other; inteventional radiologists use medical imaging to perform minimally invasive therapies and work closely with many other medical specialties to provide the best care possible for their patients. In addition to being fully trained in diagnostic radiology, inteventional radiologists have additional training in longitudinal patient care and catheter-based procedures across all body systems.
It's an exciting time to consider IR as a career, as the ACGME recently classified it as a primary specialty, and many institutions will begin offering an integrated residency training program for it in the coming years. Vanderbilt will be among the first to offer such a program in 2016. Faculty and leadership from the Department of Radiology will be present to talk about the specialty, emerging options for training, research, and how to get involved in IR as a medical student. Current IR fellows will present case reviews to show the breadth of the field.