Curriculum

We offer up to three (3) categorical IR residency positions each year through the NRMP match (1737416C0). The total period of training is six years:

PGY-1

Intern year is spent in UVA’s Department of Surgery (recommended)
– Tailored to IR, with extra time on vascular surgery, ICU, and high operative rotations

PGY-2

Focused on diagnostic rotations and learning the fundamentals
– 6 weeks of dedicated IR time
– 4-week SICU rotation

PGY-3

10 months, diagnostic radiology
– 2 months, vascular surgery, focusing on consults and endovascular cases

PGY-4

Final diagnostic year, preparing for Core exam
– 6 weeks of dedicated IR time
– Core exam

PGY-5

Finish out diagnostic requirements, including nuclear medicine (3 months total)
– 6 months IR
– 3 months “AngioClinic”

PGY-6

12 months IR
– 2 weeks in VA setting
– 1 month on non-invasive cardiovascular imaging rotation

 

“AngioClinic” Rotation

In the PGY-5 year, each resident will rotate through 3 months of AngioClinic. This rotation encompasses time on:

  • IR clinic
  • Neurointerventional Radiology proceduresDr. Alan Matsumoto with a patient in clinic
  • Vascular Medicine Clinic and inpatient consults
  • Vein Clinic and outpatient procedures
  • Dialysis Clinic
  • Hepatology Clinic
  • IR and hepatobiliary tumor board
  • 1 month of dedicated research time

IR Related Rotations

Additional time will be spent on rotations such as neurointerventional radiology and noninvasive peripheral vascular lab. As a PGY-6, in addition to general IR call, residents will take stroke call with the NeuroIR team. Rotations on NeuroIR will allow residents to master catheter skills while treating complex cases including AVMs, aneurysms, carotid disease, and stroke.

Throughout the PGY-5 and PGY-6 years, residents will rotate in the peripheral vascular lab in order to complete the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation requirements.

Community Outreach

IR residents, NPs, techs, and attendings support our community by participating in loco-regional peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening.

Screening fairs run throughout the year with staff evaluating for PAD, aneurysms, and venous disease.

IR Clinic

During PGY 2-6, IR residents will cover IR clinic days, ensuring that they feel comfortable with the pre- and post-procedural care for our patients.

Dual Certificate in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology

At the end of residency, and upon successfully passing the ABR Core and Certifying exams, the resident will receive a dual certificate in interventional and diagnostic radiology.

Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)

The purpose of ESIR is to offer an alternative pathway for diagnostic radiology residents who indicate an early wish to enter into Interventional Radiology (IR).  ESIR training requires residents to complete 12 IR or IR-related rotations during their PGY2 – 5 years, with documentation of having performed 500 IR or IR-related procedures.  Diagnostic radiology residents who select to complete the ESIR curriculum and meet the IR procedural requirements, may receive credit for year one, in the IR Residency (Independent), and directly enter into year two of the independent residency, completing training within six years.

The University of Virginia Diagnostic Radiology residency program has received ACGME accreditation and offers this opportunity to our trainees.