Title

What Does It Mean to Be an Interventional Radiologist? SIR and the Private Practice Initiative

Department

Radiology

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Seminars in Interventional Radiology

Abstract

The new interventional radiology (IR) residency training pathways seek to graduate physicians who are not only experts at imaging and technically savvy but clinically oriented doctors capable of preprocedural workup and postprocedural care. The goal is for compassionate IRs who are holistic in their treatment of the patient and their disease, not just an expert at the procedure. However, much of this new envisioned approach for the modern IR is contradicted by the stark reality that most IRs in practice today (and most of the job market) are in private practice, where resources for clinical care in reality may not be prioritized as much in this idealistic scenario. The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) has recently made it a priority to represent the unique needs and frustrations of IRs in private practice and hopefully find a solution to the imminent reality that is facing most practicing IRs and future graduates.

First Page

32

Last Page

34

DOI

10.1055/s-0039-1679948

Publication Date

1-1-2019

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