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.

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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.

Interventional radiology - the specialty, the patients, the procedures (mpg, 70mb)

Listen to downloadable MP3 files of interventional radiology lectures

ASDIN Research in Vascular Access Grant Program

American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology Announces Annual $25,000 Research Grant, Beginning in 2014; Applications Accepted Through Feb. 10, 2014, More Information Available Online

2014 VIR Fellowship Match Dates

The dates for the 2014 Radiology Interventional Specialty Fellowship Match for 2015 appointments are:

March 5, 2014 Match Opens 
April 30, 2014 Rank Order List Entry Opens 
May 21, 2014 Quota Change Deadline 
June 4, 2014 Rank Order List Certification Deadline 
June 18, 2014 Match Day

Please contact the NRMP at (202) 400-2233 or (866) 653-NRMP (6767) if you have questions about fellowship matches or visit

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.