Training option for diagnostic radiology residents who will finish their residency training by June 2019
VIR fellowships will sunset on June 30, 2020
Current 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.
The last VIR fellowship match took place during the 2017-2018 match year to fill positions for the 2019-2020 training year.
Current R3 (PGY-4) and all other future diagnostic radiology residents who want to become interventional radiologists will train in the independent IR residency. For more information, visit the independent IR residency webpage.
IR/DR certification for current and future VIR fellows
Candidates completing an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited diagnostic radiology residency, and then completing an ACGME-accredited VIR fellowship in 2016 and beyond, will have two options for gaining IR/DR certification:
For more information about the IR/DR Cerifying Exam, please visit the ABR website.
Interested in more information about VIR fellowship programs? The IR Training Directory is available to SIR medical student and resident-in-training members to identify and research training programs.
Not a current SIR member? Become a member here.Access the Training Directory
Unexpected VIR fellowship openings
There are no unexpected fellowship openings at this time.