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Residency Essentials covers everything core to IR which will be presented in over 45 clinical topics and 4 requisite knowledge modules designed for residents in their last two years of IR residency. This program provides residents with up-to-date educational material delivered in a program-specific portal in the SIR learning center that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. 

Program directors can provide a uniform and comprehensive didactic curriculum as required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) IR Residency program requirements (section IV.C.) and document and track an individual resident's performance and mastery of a subject area as required by the ACGME (section V.A.1).

The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals is a pre-requisite for Residency Essentials and sold at a separate fee. It should be purchased by IR or DR residents in their PGY 2-4 years. 

Fundamentals modules will include the following topics and be released all at once for residents to complete during thier training years leading up to their final 2 years of IR training.

  • Clinical medicine
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Image-guided interventions
  • Imaging and anatomy


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Clinical Topics

Clincal modules will consist of 4-6 hours of material including recorded didactic lectures and articles; pre- and post-assesments and additional resources. Modules are released all at once for the residents to complete at their own pace or as assigned by their training programs.

  • Gastrointestinal
  • GU
  • Men's health
  • Neurological
  • Oncology
  • Pain and palliation
  • Pediatric
  • Vascular
  • Women's health

Requisite Knowledge

The Requisite Knowledge modules will include the following topics and be released all at once for residents to complete at their own pace.

  1. Business and law
  2. Systems
  3. Physician wellness and development
  4. Research and statistics

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Members Only: View the entire Residency Essentials curriculum outline.

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ACGME IR Residency Program Requirements

The ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Interventional Radiology outlines the comprehensive educational experience and specific requirements that accredited programs must provide to their IR residents in order to be eligible for ABR IR/DR certification.

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ACGME compliance matrix

The SIR ACGME compliance matrix maps Residency Essentials against all relevant ACGME program requirement sections.

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