The IR/DR training program, established in 2016, is accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Radiology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The 5 year advanced program provides a broad range of pertinent clinical experience and didactic instruction. To be eligible, residents must hold a valid MD or DO degree and must have successfully completed an ACGME-approved preliminary or transitional year in surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics or another subspecialty. The five-year residency curriculum is concentrated on diagnostic radiology in the first three years and interventional radiology in the last two years. Residents will be expected to maintain a high quality of patient care in both the diagnostic and interventional rotations.
Residents will rotate through Memorial Hermann, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, and M.D. Anderson for interventional radiology as part of the diagnostic radiology curriculum. The training at these hospitals encompass the breadth of interventional procedures ranging from trauma management, pediatric procedures, and interventional oncology. Additional training at CHI St. Luke’s Medical Center will also be included as part of the dedicated IR curriculum. St. Luke’s houses the Texas Heart Institute, one of the nation’s leading institutions devoted to cardiovascular medicine and exposes residents to a breadth of non-oncologic and oncologic procedures.
Application is through ERAS and the NRMP match. The Interview dates will be conducted from October 2016 through January 2017. The first class will begin July 2018 with graduation in June 2023.
Access ERAS application on AAMC website
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 in both fields.
New state-of the art IR suites at the MD Anderson Pavilion.