Independent IR residency

IR training option for diagnostic radiology residents

The independent IR residency launched July 1, 2020.

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.  

View 2023 independent IR residency match information.


Program details

Diagnostic radiology residents who want to train in an independent IR residency apply during their R3 (PGY-4) year via the ERAS ACGME/RCPSC/UCNS Fellowship - December cycle and NRMP Radiology Fellowship Match (ERAS and NRMP classify the independent IR residency as a fellowship for match purposes). The NRMP Radiology Fellowship Match Day typically occurs in June for positions that start in July of the following year (PGY-6).

Diagnostic radiology residents who complete an ACGME approved ESIR curriculum can place into the second year of the independent residency, reducing training time to one year. Please visit the ESIR webpage for more information about ESIR requirements.

Graduates of the independent 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. For more information, please visit the ABR website.  

For more information about the IR residency, visit the SIR IR residency webpage or contact

View IR residency vacant positions.

For a list of Independent IR Meet and Greet Events, visit our page here.

<p>IR training option for diganostic radiology residents who decide to pursue interventional radiology later in their residency training or medical students who are still unsure about a career in interventional radiology.</p>
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IR training option for diganostic radiology residents who decide to pursue interventional radiology later in their residency training or medical students who are still unsure about a career in interventional radiology.





Current ACGME accredited independent IR residency programs

January 30, 2024.  Currently 91 institutions are ACGME-accredited of their independent IR residency programs. New programs are highlighted.


ACGME code Program name
4153542008 Albany Medical Center Program, N.Y.
4154100003 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Program, Philadelphia
4154142005 Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH) Program, Pittsburgh
4154842007 Baylor University Medical Center Program, Dallas
4152400002 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, Boston
4152442003 Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Boston
4154342001 Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital-Lifespan Program, Providence
4150542009 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Program, Los Angeles 
4150900001 Christiana Care Health Services Inc Program, Newark, Del.
4153800001 Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program
4152500001 Corewell Health East Beaumont Health Program, Royal Oak Mich.
4153242001 Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital Program, Lebanon, N.H.
4153642002 Duke University Hospital Program, Durham, N.C.
4151200001 Emory University School of Medicine Program, Atlanta
4154142007 Geisinger Health System Program, Danville, Pa.
4151042002 George Washington University Program
4152542004 Henry Ford Hospital Program, Detroit
4153500006 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program, New York
4151742001 Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Indianapolis
4152342001 John Hopkins University Program, Baltimore, Md.
4152442005 Lahey Clinic Program, Burlington, Mass.
4150542005 Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium Program, Calif.
4151642005 Loyola University Medical Center Program, Maywood, Ill.
4152400001 Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Boston
4150342002 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) Program, Phoenix
4151142002 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville) Program, Fla.
4152600001 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) Program, Minn.
4151600001 McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chicago
4155600001 Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program, Milwaukee
4154500001 Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine Program, Charleston
4151000001 MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital Program, Washington
4153500007 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Program, New York
4153542010 Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program, Bronx, N.Y.
4153500004 New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program
4153500001 New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program
4153500005 NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program, New York
4153842003 Ohio State University Hospital Program, Columbus
4154042001 Oregon Health & Science University Program, Portland
4152142001 Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans
4154100004 Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program
4153542009 Rochester General Hospital Program, N.Y.
4151642004 Rush University Medical Center Program, Chicago
4153342001 Rutgers Health/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program, New Brunswick, N.J.
4152842002 SSM Health/St Louis University School of Medicine Program
4154142006 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH Program, Philadelphia
4150500001 Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University Program, Calif.
4154842004 Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Medical Center (Temple) Program
4150542008 UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles
4150100001 University of Alabama Medical Center Program, Birmingham
4150342001 University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Program
4150400001 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Program, Little Rock
4150500002 University of California (Irvine) Program, Orange
4150542003 University of California (San Diego) Medical Center Program
4150542004 University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program
4153842002 University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine Program
4150742001 University of Colorado Program, Aurora
4151142005 University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville Program
4151142006 University of Florida Program, Gainesville
4151642003 University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Program
4151800001 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Program, Iowa City
4151900001 University of Kansas School of Medicine Program, Kansas City
4152042002 University of Kentucky College of Medicine Program, Lexington
4152000001 University of Louisville School of Medicine Program, Ky.
4152342002 University of Maryland Program, Baltimore
4152442004 University of Massachusetts Program, Worcester
4151100001 University of Miami/Jackson Health System Program
4152500003 University of Michigan Health System Program, Ann Arbor
4152600002 University of Minnesota Program, Minneapolis
4152742001 University of Mississippi Medical Center Program, Jackson
4152842003 University of Missouri-Columbia Program
4153042001 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine Program, Omaha
4153400001 University of New Mexico School of Medicine Program, Albuquerque
4153600001 University of North Carolina Hospitals Program, Chapel Hill
4153942037 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Program, Oklahoma City
4154100001 University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Philadelphia
4151142004 University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Program, Tampa
4151142003 University of South Florida Morsani Program, Miami
4150542007 University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center Program, Los Angeles
4154842006 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/M D Anderson Cancer Center Program
4154800002 University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Program
4154842003 University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals Program, Galveston
4154800001 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Program, Dallas
4154942001 University of Utah Health Program, Salt Lake City
4155042001 University of Vermont Medical Center Program, Burlington
4155100001 University of Virginia Medical Center Program, Charlottesville
4155442001 University of Washington School of Medicine Program, Seattle
4155642002 University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Program, Madison
4154100002 UPMC Medical Education Program, Pittsburgh
4154742001 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program, Nashville, Tenn.
4152800001 Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program, Saint Louis
4150800001 Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Conn.
4153500002 Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Program, New Hyde Park, N.Y.