SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello all, I'm an MS3 with a quick question about IR for those of you who have more exposure. It seems like thus far in my medical training (and for much of my training in the near future), actually being an operator in the IR suite is out of the question, and the closest I'll get to it is observational. This is a bit different from surgery, where even though my role is minimal, I still can get a sense of what it might be like to do the surgery (i.e. cutting, bovieing, suturing, etc.). Thus I really have no clue what it's like to perform an IR procedure. How enjoyable are performing catheter based interventions? Is it surgical in the sense that you can get better via practice, and you can feel like an "expert" at certain things? Or is it much simpler from a procedural standpoint than surgery, and thus the attending who's been doing it for 15 years won't be much "better" at it than the fellow or fresh attending? Please forgive my ignorance regarding the subject. I'm just genuinely curious, since there's no real way for me to experience it myself at this point in my career. Thanks in advance for any insight!