Block Schedule: IND 1 (PGY 6)Independent IR residents without ESIR certification have six interventional radiology rotations: biopsy, vascular imaging, intensive care unit, and three non-interventional radiology electives. Residents can choose their desired non-interventional radiology related electives. Those include, but are not limited to: medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, hepatology, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, transplant surgery and cardiology. The vascular imaging rotation will focus solely on vascular sonographic and cross-sectional imaging. This will allow residents to sit for the Registered Physician in Vascular Imaging (RPVI) certifying examination.
Block Schedule: IND 2 (PGY 6 or 7)
Independent IR residents with ESIR certification or those in their second year of training have 13 months of IR rotations. Residents rotate through eight hospitals.
Independent interventional radiology residents rotate through the various dedicated outpatient interventional radiology clinics, experiencing a wide variety of patient populations and disease pathology. Residents rotate through clinic for a half-day every other week throughout the entirety of training.
Independent residents are involved in at least one of the division’s quality improvement projects. Residents are required to present their work at a national conference and/or publish findings in a peer-reviewed journal.