Our five-year integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Training Program is an advanced position residency that starts in the PGY-2 year and requires completion of a surgical intern year. Applicants are welcome to complete their intern year anywhere, but we do reserve spots for our residency program at Sinai. During the R1 year of training, residents’ complete foundation rotations, gaining experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of pathology. Renowned experts across the gamut of radiology subspecialties provide training, with faculty supervision present at all levels. A central priority during the initial three years of training is ample preparation for the radiology board exam administered during the R3 year. Residents receive study materials, including access to RadPrimer, a comprehensive online question bank, starting in the R1 year. Additionally, a focused physics lecture series is offered during the R3 year, and protected time is allotted for studying as the exam approaches. Residents attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology during their third year of training, receiving a stipend for their expenses. Click here for more information about our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.
As residents develop and strengthen their interpretive and interventional skills over the course of residency, their responsibilities become more complex. Our goal is to train Interventional Radiologists to provide patient care through safe, efficient, appropriately utilized, quality-controlled Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology techniques. By gradually increasing resident autonomy, we develop the proficiency and confidence necessary for complex interventions.
Currently, our residents complete 70 weeks of Interventional Radiology rotations prior to the start of their PGY-6 year, providing ample exposure to a wide range of cases and procedures. Residents are encouraged to complete study and training for the Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification during their R4 year. Specific goals in IR training include providing consultation, performing vascular and interventional procedures, identifying, nd managing potential complications, providing appropriate periprocedural care, and assisting in long-term patient management in concert with their referring physicians.
We offer a wide range of educational opportunities to provide residents with a comprehensive and engaging training experience. Our Interventional Radiology curriculum includes an extensive classroom component with daily morning conferences. Residents participate in faculty and peer lectures, a weekly journal club, a combined vascular surgery conference, morbidity and mortality meetings, hepatobiliary tumor board, industry in-service education, and a robust dedicated IR grand rounds series.
Our junior residents are scheduled for 4-6 weeks of buddy call with a senior resident/fellow as well as experience in clinic prior to the start of their dedicated Interventional Radiology years. In the final two years, residents rotate with vascular surgery and a world-renowned vascular medicine group to gain a deeper understanding of vascular anatomy, pathology, and treatment options. Residents are encouraged to complete training for the Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification during their R4 year, further advancing their expertise in vascular medicine.
Five Year Curriculum
Typical Conference Schedule
Neuro IR Training Pathway
There is a dedicated neurointerventional radiology (NIR) pathway at Mount Sinai, which residents can apply to at the beginning of their PGY-4 year. Applicants should express their interest early to ensure that prerequisites are met, both during internship and residency (see below). This pathway allows accepted trainees to complete the NIR fellowship in one year following the integrated IR/DR program. Please reach out to Katharina Wang (email@example.com) with any questions.