If you choose to become an IR, you’ll be in good company. There are 2,000+ SIR trainee members across the world who are considering or participating in these pathways:
Integrated IR and Independent IR Residencies
Integrated IR residency
The integrated IR residency is five-years in length (a total of six years of post-graduate training with the required internship year). This IR training format is available to medical students. The residency curriculum is concentrated on diagnostic radiology in the first three years and interventional radiology in the last two years. See the integrated IR residency webpage for more information.
ERAS 2024 Updates
Over the last two recruitment seasons, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has administered two pilot cycles of the Supplemental ERAS® Application and Preference Signaling. The AAMC has, over the two seasons, collected feedback, in survey and focus group formats from applicants, medical student advisors, program directors to understand each group’s experience with the application process and based on the feedback have implemented changes to the application process for the upcoming recruitment season.
For the 2023-24 recruitment season, the AAMC has stated the Supplemental ERAS® Application and Preference Signaling will be fully integrated into the MyERAS® application. There will no longer be a separate application. See the ERAS Application Update page for more information.
Independent IR residency
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. See the independent IR residency webpage for more information.
Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
Many diagnostic radiology residencies have an approved ESIR designation. Diagnostic radiology residents who complete ESIR training may be able to finish an independent IR residency program in only one year. For more information, please visit the ESIR webpage.
Graduates of an 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. Certificate holders can practice both diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. For more information, please visit the ABR website.
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