Interventional Radiology-Independent Residency Program

Our Interventional Radiology Independent Residency Program is ACGME accredited.
Diagnostic radiology residents will match into independent IR residency positions at the end of their R3(PGY-4) year and will begin their independent residency training in July of the following year. Diagnostic radiology residents who completed an ESIR track can place directly into the second year of the independent residency and reduce the training time to one year.
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.


To be eligible for appointment, the clinical-base candidate must be:

  • A student in good standing at an American or Canadian medical school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.
  • A rotating or straight internship approved by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) also meets admission requirements and may be used to satisfy the PGY-1 requirement.
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools must hold an ECFMG or FLEX certificate or possess a license to practice medicine in the United States.
  • A Minnesota medical license is not required for appointment, but each resident should make the necessary arrangements early in their CA-3 year if they anticipate remaining in Minnesota.
  • Applicants with a foreign medical degree should check with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)for information. 

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To Apply

Apply through ERAS. A complete application via ERAS must include:

  • Three letters of recommendations
  • Dean's letter
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official medical school transcript(s)
  • USMLE (Step I and Step II, if available) or COMLEX scores
  • Photograph

We are participating in the upcoming match Independent match for 2020-2021. We will be accepting ESIR and Non-ESIR candidates

The application deadline is November 1.

More Information

Residency Recruitment Coordinator:
Shari Johnston

Program Director:  
Donna D'Souza, MD

Associate Program Director:
Jessica Kuehn-Hajder, MD  

Program Administrators: 
Shari Johnston, C-TAGME

Morgan Goetz, GME Coordinator