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Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency

The University of Minnesota received ACGME accreditation for our Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency Program. The program is a six year categorical program which will require a clinical (PGY1) year.

The first three years (PGY2-4) of the training will be spent in parallel with the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. The final two years of the program (PGY5-6) will focus on Interventional radiology and will also have rotations in Critical Care and Vascular Surgery.

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During their IR training, residents will rotate through three University hospitals in Minneapolis and will primarily learn to perform adult interventions, but will also learn pediatric interventions. IR residents will take call on a rotating basis, always with a supervising faculty member.

Each of our interventional radiology faculty are subspecialized within IR, therefore residents will receive high-level training in a wide variety of vascular and non-vascular disease processes and interventions. This includes peripheral vascular disease, aortic endografts, venous disease, dialysis access, TIPS, BRTO, tumor embolization (including chemoembolization and radioembolization), tumor ablation, fibroid embolization, prostate embolization, vascular malformation embolization, vertebroplasty, biliary interventions, genitourinary interventions, vascular access, biopsies, and drain placements.

Our interventional radiology department has a strong clinical presence and is very patient care-driven. Residents will learn how to manage patients from pre-procedural assessment through post-procedural follow up. This includes rounding on inpatients and attending outpatient clinics. Our advanced practice providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners, are an essential part of the clinical team.

We perform a high volume of non-invasive vascular imaging that is read by the IR division, and therefore residents will also learn to read CTAs, MRAs and vascular ultrasounds.

IR residents will receive weekly didactic lectures by the interventional radiology faculty, and will also participate in regular journal club, M&M meetings, interesting case presentations, and multidisciplinary conferences.

The program will be participating in the NRMP match and will be filling two positions in the 2017-2018 medical student match. ​

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Eligibility

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

Completed 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

Application deadline is November 1.

More Information

IR Integrated Residency Program Director:
Donna D'Souza, MD
ddsouza@umn.edu  

IR Integrated Residency Program Administrator: 
Shari Johnston, C-TAGME
sharij@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-5589
Fax: 612-624-3188

Residency Recruitment Coordinator
Judy Thompson
jthomp@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-3342