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Interventional Radiology Residency


Welcome, and thank you for your interest in this exciting and rewarding field of medicine. Here at the University of Utah we believe in providing the very best in academic and clinical training, balanced with care for resident wellness.  Our residents are respected members of our team, and look forward to working with you as we advance the frontiers of non-invasive medical interventions.

The University of Utah’s Integrated Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Residency (IR/DR) Program is a 5-year ACGME accredited program that begins with 4 years of integrated diagnostic and interventional radiology training (with a strong focus on clinical IR experience), all followed by a fifth year wholly dedicated to IR.

The interventional experience includes the full range of comprehensive care: Level 1 Trauma, transplant, pediatrics, complex inpatient care, as well as outpatient clinics. Your training will also include rotations through all imaging subspecialties, including the following:

  • Thoracic
  • Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary
  • Neuro
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Mammography/Breast Imaging
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency
  • Vascular Interventional Radiology
  • Neuro-Interventional Radiology
  • Cardiovascular

Candidates entering the integrated IR-DR Residency following a 1-year surgical internship is preferred.  After completing residency, graduates will qualify to obtain a dual IR-DR certificate from the American Board of Radiology.

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Research Training and Opportunities

We believe training in research is a vital part of residency, no matter what your future career plans may be. Radiologists are vital collaborators on medical research in just about any field, and being a skilled consumer of the latest scientific literature is essential for all career paths.  With strong research faculty mentors and a highly collaborative, creative academic environment, we put no limits on what you can accomplish.

We have a long tradition of each resident participating in some form of research, from multi-year MRI physics projects to trials of new clinical breast cancer treatments. You can choose from a wide array of current research in the department, and you’re invited to our many scientific seminars to spark new ideas. And while we expect residents to “learn by doing” when it comes to research, your mentors and our Research Support Services are all here to provide assistance at every stage – including unique resources like a 13-week grant writing course, guiding residents through the steps and elements of a NIH-length proposal.

Interventional Radiologists are passionate about precise and personalized medical care.  We solve surgical problems, and pioneer new technologies and techniques – treating patients that no one else can. It is a deeply rewarding and fast-moving field, a fit for intelligent, bold, and creative physicians. 

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