Medical Students, Residents, Fellows - IR Training Program Information
Interventional radiologists work in a dynamic and rapidly changing field of medicine. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Interventional radiologists offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. Applications on the horizon include nanotechnology, stem cells and gene therapy.
In addition to the introductory information below, visit the other pages within this section for details on curriculum, match information, internships, etc.
Interventional Radiology: The Cutting Edge of Medicine Without the Cutting
Interventional radiologists use their clinical experience across specialties, imaging and diagnostic expertise to pioneer non-surgical treatments.
What Are You Called to Do: Practice Clinical Medicine, Teach, Research?
(IR News, September/October 2008)
Find a mentor near you who can help you down the path to becoming an interventional radiologist.
Listen to downloadable MP3 files of interventional radiology lectures
2013 VIR Fellowship Match Dates
Interviews begin: Feb 19, 2013
Interviews end: May 19, 2013
March 6, 2013: Match opens
May 8, 2013: Rank Order List Entry Opens
May 22, 2013: Quota Change Deadline
June 5, 2013: Rank Order List Certification Deadline
June 19, 2013: Match Day
Clinical Observerships and Procedural Visiting Fellowships in Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiology is a dynamic and ever-changing field. While this constant growth makes for an exciting specialty, it also creates a challenge: how do you stay current with day-to-day operations?
With that in mind, many training sites around the country have Clinical Observerships and Procedural Visiting Fellowships in Interventional Radiology that cater to IRs who have already completed their formal training.