Training option for diagnostic radiology residents who will finish their residency training by June 2019
VIR fellowships will sunset on June 30, 2020
Current R2(PGY-3), 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.
The last VIR fellowship match will take place during the 2017-2018 match year to fill positions for the 2019-2020 training year.
Current R1(PGY-2) and all other future diagnostic radiology residents will train in the independent IR residency. For more information, visit the independent IR residency webpage.
For more information about the VIR Fellowship match, please view the NRMP website.
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.
NRMP 2016-2017 VIR Fellowship match dates
Interview dates- December 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
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 fellowship openings occasionally become available and are listed here.