The Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology is one of the largest societies for IR in the world.[sup] However, there is no independent IR curriculum among clinical undergraduate programs in China, which is not helpful for clinical medical undergraduates to improve their cognition for IR. In this article, we report our initial experience of the IR teaching curriculum and discuss whether awareness and interest of IR could be improved by a systematic study of IR curriculum among clinical medical undergraduates.
An anonymous questionnaire was sent to students to assess the awareness, interest, knowledge, and career prospects for IR. Participants comprised 200 final-year clinical medical undergraduates (interns), which were consisted of 100 interns receiving education in IR and another 100 interns receiving no education in IR at two universities in 2015.
In the European surveys, a total of 66% reported poor or no knowledge of IR.[sup] We also found the similar results, with 65.9% among interns receiving no education in IR. However, this phenomenon could be changed by IR curriculum teaching.
During the first semester within the fourth year of the five-year clinical undergraduate student, the students have a solid enough medical foundation to understand IR. Meanwhile, students start to learn medicine, surgery, gynecology, and pediatrics and they can integrate their knowledge with IR.
The Middle East Investor Relations Society (ME-IR Society) and the Turkish IR Society have signed an MOU agreeing to cooperate on the promotion and development of best practice IR.
The aim of the initiative is to establish a working relationship between the two organisations, allowing listed companies in Turkey and the Middle East to benefit from an expanded network of IR professionals and joint events such as training and IR seminars.
A couple of years ago, he hired John Shave as the company's vice president of IR.
Barnes Group Inc., a diversified international manufacturing and distribution company, had not invested serious time or money in IR. Then, in 1998, a new management team was brought in and soon focused its attention on IR, as the need to raise additional capital became more and more apparent.