Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)

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Diagnostic Radiology residents interested in Interventional Radiology may choose to pursue and IR-Independent Residency. Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) offers a pathway to begin IR training before completing a traditional Diagnostic Radiology residency.

Current residents may be accepted into the ESIR pathway during the R3 year following informal interviews with the IR staff. Residents accepted into the ESIR pathway work together with R4 Integrated Interventional residents, maintaining the same schedule, team cohesion and camaraderie they have developed together throughout residency. ESIR residents complete dedicated procedural, IR-related, ICU and required DR rotations, similar to other Integrated Interventional residents. Block schedules are aligned to minimize rotation overlap, giving each resident opportunity to gain independent procedural skills and exceed ACGME case expectations.