Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Pathway
This residency pathway allows a DR resident to specialize in interventional radiology during their diagnostic residency training program. The ESIR pathway will consist of a full year of interventional radiology specific training in their fourth year of residency. Residents who complete the ESIR rotations and the required 500 patient procedural encounters will be eligible to start in an advanced position in an independent program to which they match for their fifth year of training. This training will allow the resident to sit for the dual interventional and diagnostic radiology boards. Applications will be submitted and reviewed in the second year of diagnostic residency training.
Nuclear Medicine 16-Month Pathway
This residency pathway allows a DR resident to complete 16 months total of nuclear medicine or related rotations during their DR training. This will enable the DR resident to sit for dual subspecialty certification in nuclear medicine (ABR Nuclear Radiology) and diagnostic radiology. Four months of nuclear medicine rotations are already required as part of the DR rotation curriculum and will count towards the 16 months of experience. Eight additional months of dedicated nuclear medicine comprise 12 months, where up to four of the remaining months of training may be in a field related to nuclear medicine. Examples of related fields include: abdominal/cardiovascular, musculoskeletal,thoracic radiology, head and neck, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, non isotopic molecular imaging and oncologic imaging. Applications will be submitted and reviewed in the second year of diagnostic residency training.