Welcome To IR Juniors
Getting started as a medical student or junior doctor is easy. Three simple steps...
Contact your local IR department
It all starts with getting in touch with your local IR department. Many medical schools have an SSC, but there is nothing stopping you from going down there one day and introducing yourself!
Get to know the team at your home hospital and spend some time in the IR lab to see what we do. Many departments offer taster weeks. They will also be able to help you with getting research and audit experience.
Join your local IR society. Or start one!
Most medical schools have a radiology society, but the amount of IR activity varies significantly. On our societies page, we have kept a list of the medical school radiology societies.
If your medical school doesn't have an IR presence, then why not start your own group? Get in touch with us, and we will help you.
Get involved with BSIR
Getting involved with the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) is a great way to meet other medical students/junior doctors interested in IR. They run an essay competition, where you can win free registration to the BSIR Meeting. Additionally, medical students and foundation doctors can run to be part of the BSIR trainees committee.