Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)

IR training option for diagnostic radiology residents and medical students 

What is ESIR and how do programs select candidates?

Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) is a training option for diagnostic radiology residents and medical students who identify an early desire to specialize in interventional radiology.  

ESIR training is completed during a diagnostic radiology residency. It requires at least eight interventional radiology rotations, one ICU rotation, and up to three interventional radiology-related rotations during the R1(PGY-2) - R4(PGY-5) years. It also requires at least 500 interventional radiology or interventional radiology-related procedures.

ESIR candidates must still complete an independent IR residency to finish their IR training. However, completion of the ESIR requirements allows entry into the 2nd year of the independent IR residency, reducing the total training time to only six years. Please visit the independent IR residency webpage for more information.

Typically, to be considered for ESIR, you must match into a diagnostic radiology residency program with an ACGME approved ESIR designation, and then apply for ESIR after beginning your diagnostic radiology residency. However, there are definite variations in the candidate selection process among different diagnostic radiology programs. It is important for prospective diagnositc radiology residents to talk with individual programs to get more information about their specific ESIR selection process.  

For more information about the IR residency, visit the IR residency webpage or contact Jennifer Goubeaux, Graduate Medical Affairs Program Manager, 703-460-5579.

<p>ESIR is a great option for diagnostic radiology residents and medical students who identify an early desire persue interventional radiology.</p>

ESIR is a great option for diagnostic radiology residents and medical students who identify an early desire persue interventional radiology.

Current ACGME approved ESIR training programs

As of October 2017, 102 diagnostic radiology residency programs have received approval of their Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) designation.The ACGME Residency Review Committee (RRC) will review more program applications at its January 2018 meeting. Those new programs will be available here sometime in February 2018.

  • Advocate Health Care (Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center), Chicago
  • Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia
  • Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium, Pittsburgh
  • Atlantic Health (Morristown), N.J.
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.
  • Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Mich.
  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
  • Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington
  • Hartford Hospital, Conn.
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University
  • Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, N.Y.
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Manhasset, N.Y.
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • Integris Health, Oklahoma City
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Los Angeles)
  • Loyola University, Maywood, Ill.
  • Maricopa Medical Center Program, Phoenix
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Arizona), Phoenix
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Jacksonville), Fla.
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester), Minn.
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago
  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee
  • Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J.
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
  • Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Miami Beach
  • New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Ill.
  • Rochester General Hospital, N.Y.
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Calif.
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, Calif.
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass.
  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University, Calif.
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Medical Center (Temple)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine, El Paso
  • Tufts Medical Center, Boston
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
  • University of California (Davis) Heath System
  • University of California (Irvine)
  • University of Chicago Program
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
  • University of Kansas (Wichita)
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Ky.
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Massachusetts,Worcester
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • University of South Alabama, Mobile
  • University of South Florida Morsani, Tampa
  • University of Tennessee/Methodist Healthcare, Memphis
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium, St. Louis
  • William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.
  • Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Conn.

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