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Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology

  • The ESIR program at UMMS offers one ESIR position per resident PGY level.
  • All candidates will be chosen based upon:
    • Preparedness;
    • Ability;
    • Aptitude;
    • Residency performance;
    • Academic credentials as reflected in the application; and
    • Interviews by faculty members.
  • The program director and selection committee will approve acceptances for applicants during the spring of their PGY-3 year.
  • The ESIR resident will have, at minimum, four four-week IR blocks and one IR related rotation in the PGY2-4 years.
  • During the PGY-5 year the resident will have seven four-week IR blocks plus two IR related rotations.
  • The ESIR resident will complete at total of 14 weeks of IR and IR-related rotations through their PGY-5 year (see block diagram attached).
  • The average four-week case volume for an IR resident at UMMS is approximately 125 cases, thus the IR volume alone will equate to approximately 1,500 cases through PGY-5
  • IR related rotations are:
    • Vascular lab (vascular ultrasound);
    • Vascular surgery;
    • MSK procedures;
    • Critical care (SICU);
    • Non-vascular interventional radiology (body procedures);
    • Breast intervention; and Neurointerventional radiology.

Interventional Radiology Curriculum

UMMS Interventional Radiology Curriculum

Interventional Radiology Curriculum (PDF)