Independent IR Residency

IR training option for diagnostic radiology residents

When will independent IR residency programs start training residents?

The independent IR residency is two years in length (total of seven years of postgraduate training). This training format is only available to graduates of a diagnostic radiology residency.  

The nationwide launch date for the new independent IR residency is July 1, 2020. Current R2(PGY-3) diagnostic radiology residents will be the first class to participate in the independent IR residency match during the 2018-2019 match year.

Current R3(PGY-4) and  R4(PGY-5) diagnostic radiology residents who want to become interventional radiologists will still train under the traditional pathway via a one-year Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) fellowship. For more information, please visit the fellowship webpage.

Program details

Diagnostic radiology residents will match into independent IR residency positions at the end of their R3(PGY-4) year and will begin their independent residency training in July of the following year.  

Diagnostic radiology residents who completed an ESIR track can place directly into the second year of the independent residency and reduce the training time to one year. Please visit the ESIR webpage for more information about ESIR requirements.

Graduates of the independent IR residency qualify to take the IR/DR examination offered by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The IR/DR certificate recognizes competency in both diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. For more information, please visit the ABR website.  

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

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IR training option for diganostic radiology residents who decide to pursue interventional radiology later in their residency training or medical students who are still unsure about a career in interventional radiology.


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Current ACGME accredited independent IR residency programs

As of May 2018, 59 institutions have received ACGME accreditation of their independent IR residency programs. The ACGME Residency Review Committee (RRC) will review 16 more program applications at its October 2018 meeting. Programs accredited in October will be able to participate in the 2018-2019 independent IR residency match. Those new programs will be listed here in late October 2018.

  • Albany Medical Center Program, N.Y.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, Boston
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Boston
  • Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital-Lifespan Program, Providence
  • Christiana Care Health Services Inc Program, Newark, Del.
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Durham, N.C.
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Atlanta
  • Henry Ford Hospital Program, Detroit
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Program, New Hyde Park
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program, New York
  • Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium Program, Calif.
  • Loyola University Medical Center Program, Maywood, Ill.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Boston
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville) Program, Fla.
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) Program, Minn.
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chicago
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program, Milwaukee
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine Program, Charleston
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Program, New York
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program
  • New York University School of Medicine Program
  • Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program
  • Rochester General Hospital Program, N.Y.
  • Rush University Medical Center Program, Chicago
  • Ohio State University Hospital Program, Columbus
  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University Program, Calif.
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Medical Center (Temple) Program
  • University of Alabama Medical Center Program, Birmingham
  • University of California Davis Health Program, Sacramento
  • University of California (Irvine) Program, Orange
  • University of California (San Diego) Medical Center Program
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program
  • University of Chicago Program
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine Program
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville Program
  • University of Florida Program, Gainesville
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Program
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Program, Iowa City
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine Program, Kansas City
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Program, Ky.
  • University of Maryland Program, Baltimore
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota Program, Minneapolis
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine Program, Albuquerque
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals Program, Chapel Hill
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Program, Oklahoma City
  • University of South Florida Morsani Program, Miami
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Philadelphia
  • University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio Program
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals Program, Galveston
  • University of Vermont Medical Center Program, Burlington
  • University of Virginia Medical Center Program, Charlottesville
  • University of Washington School of Medicine Program, Seattle
  • UPMC Medical Education Program, Pittsburgh
  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program, St. Louis
  • William Beaumont Hospital Program, Royal Oak, Mich.
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Conn.

It is expected that most programs with a current VIR fellowship will also have an independent IR residency.

IR Training Directory

The IR Training Directory contains information about programs that self-reported their independent IR residency plans.  The directory is available to SIR Medical Student and Resident-in-Training Members to research available training programs.  

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