Women in IR

Interventional Radiology, like many other surgical specialties, has historically been a male-dominated field. Despite the increase in female medical students, the under-representation of women in IR remains a problem today. This creates a huge problem for recruitment, and needs to change in order to ensure the longevity of our specialty.

BSIR Women in IR

The BSIR Women in IR group was formed to find out the reasons for the gender gap in IR and to encourage women to enter the specialty. The main concerns were about working hours and achieving a work-life balance, issues with radiation and the presence of a male-dominated environment. 

Please do read more and follow the Women in Image Guided Surgery twitter account. Play your part to help us to address the gender gap in IR & drive our specialty forward!