VIR Fellowship

Training option for diagnostic radiology residents who will finish their residency training by June 2019

VIR fellowships will sunset on June 30, 2020

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. 

The last VIR fellowship match will take place during the 2017-2018 match year to fill positions for the 2019-2020 training year. For more information about the 2017-2018 VIR Fellowship match, please view the NRMP website.

Current R2(PGY-3) 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:

Option One:

  • Take the DR Certifying Exam in the fall immediately following completion of fellowship.
    • If passed, candidate is awarded DR certification.
  • Take the IR/DR Certifying Exam (oral component only) in the fall of the next year after completion of fellowship.
    • If passed, candidate is awarded IR/DR certification.

Option Two:

  • Wait until fall of the next year after completion of fellowship and take the IR/DR Certifying Exam (computer-based component and oral component) in Tucson.
    • If passed, candidate is awarded IR/DR certification

For more information about the IR/DR Cerifying Exam, please visit the ABR website.

<p>The last class of VIR fellows will complete their fellowship in June 2020.</p>

The last class of VIR fellows will complete their fellowship in June 2020.

NRMP 2017-2018 VIR Fellowship match dates

Interview dates- December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

  • March 21, 2018 - Match Opens
  • April 25, 2018 - Rank Order List Entry Opens
  • May 16, 2018 - Quota Change Deadline
  • May 30, 2018 - Rank Order List Certification Deadline
  • June 13, 2018 - Match Day

IR Training Directory

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

Any unexpected 2018-2019 VIR fellowship openings are listed here.

Currently, there are no unexpected VIR fellowship openings.