Interventional Radiology - Integrated Residency Program

Our Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency Program is ACGME accredited. 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 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 program 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, so 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 2020-2021 medical student match.

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

Medical students who wish to apply to both the IR/DR Residency and the DR Residency at the University of Minnesota are welcome to apply for both. Applications for the IR/DR residency and the DR residency are reviewed and considered separately.

The application deadline is Nov. 1.

More Information

IR Integrated Residency Program Director:
Donna D'Souza, MD  

IR Integrated Residency Program Administrator: 
Shari Johnston, C-TAGME
Phone: 612-626-5589
Fax: 612-624-3188

Residency Recruitment Coordinator
Judy Thompson
Phone: 612-626-3342