Integrated IR Residency
Our ACGME-accredited Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency offers one position each year of the 5-year program. As an advanced program, a PGY1 year is required. The first three years of the program consist primarily of the core Diagnostic Radiology curriculum, while the final two years focus on Interventional Radiology. A full spectrum of vascular and non-vascular interventions are performed at UNC, allowing residents to gain experience in diagnostic and therapeutic angiography (including arterial embolization, thrombolysis, and angioplasty and stenting), prostate artery embolization, endoleak repair, TIPSS, BRTO, IVC filter placement and complex retrieval, central venous access, dialysis access maintenance, varicose vein ablation, venous sampling (parathyroid, adrenal, ovarian), uterine fibroid embolization, pulmonary AVM embolization, and treatment of vascular malformations. Non-vascular procedures include percutaneous gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy placement, abscess drainage, percutaneous biopsy, biliary drainage, vertebral augmentation and renal interventions. We have a robust Interventional Oncology service that includes chemoembolization, radioembolization, and percutaneous tumor ablation.
Additional clinical time is spent in the newly renovated Interventional Radiology hospital based clinic, the outpatient vein clinic and our dialysis center. We have an active inpatient consult service as well, where trainees gain additional clinical experience evaluating patients in the peri-procedural time frame. Electives in neurointerventional radiology, venous disease, and cardiovascular imaging allow trainees to tailor their education according to their interests and career goals. The IR Division participates in multiple interdisciplinary conferences, including GI tumor, hepatobiliary, GU tumor and vascular disease conferences. Didactic and case-based teaching conferences are an integral part of the resident education. The division is involved in multiple ongoing research projects and supervised resident participation in research is required.
Our Integrated Interventional Radiology Residents are seamlessly incorporated with our Diagnostic Radiology Residents. Please refer to the Diagnostic Radiology page for information on Diagnostic call, didactic curriculum, and moonlighting. Our Integrated Residents begin to take Interventional Radiology call during their PGY-V year. The Interventional Radiology division has a separate morning didactic curriculum involving faculty didactics, tumor board, morbidity and mortality conference, and journal club.
To apply to our Integrated IR residency program, click here.
For further program information, contact:
Residency Program Director: Robert G. Dixon, MD, FSIR
GME Program Coordinator: Krista Sills, MPH
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