CIRSE has a long-standing commitment to supporting IR education and making resources available to interventional radiologists. The CIRSE curriculums have played an important role in this framework by establishing high-quality standards in the training and practice of IRs throughout Europe.
These curriculums are designed to support IRs throughout their careers and are regularly revised by IR experts to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date techniques and technologies.
Interventional Radiology Curriculum for Medical Students
This curriculum is designed to make medical students aware of the ever-increasing role of interventional radiology in hospital medicine. It concisely covers the major areas of interventional radiology and focuses on the most common conditions routinely handled by interventional radiologists. It aims to support medical students interested in pursuing a career in interventional radiology and those who may participate in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in the future. The Interventional Radiology Curriculum for Medical Students is now also available in German.
European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology
This curriculum provides a standardised interventional radiology training guideline that covers: objectives, learning methods, outcomes, supervision and assessment. It also includes a syllabus which aims to facilitate the development of the clinical and technical skills necessary to carry out safe and effective IR treatments.
The European Curriculum and Syllabus serves as the basis for the UEMS-CESMA-endorsed European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) Examination, which allows physicians who have followed the objectives of the curriculum and mastered the content of the syllabus to prove their professional competence.
This document was recently updated and approved as an ETR (European Training Requirement) for IR by the UEMS. The third edition of the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR will serve as the basis for the EBIR exam from the March 2024 examination onwards.
The second edition will remain the basis until the October 2023 examination and can be found here.
Greek and Spanish versions of the second edition of the curriculum are available here.
European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Oncology
This curriculum is a supplementary document that is dedicated specifically to interventional oncology and is intended to be used in conjunction with the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology. It provides recommendations and guidelines for the knowledge, skills and competencies essential to attaining proficiency in IO and providing optimal IO care to cancer patients.