Duration: 8 months
Class size: 2 students each year
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
The Vascular Interventional Radiology Technology Internship is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of postgraduate radiography students. You receive technological training in an expansive variety of vascular and non-vascular interventional radiography procedures exceeding criteria required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The internship prepares you for a career in Vascular Interventional (IR) radiography by providing a high-quality curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse patient population, and a favorable faculty-to-student ratio, all in an environment supporting the service values of Mayo Clinic.
What makes training at Mayo Clinic unique is the multidisciplinary approach that is valued among physicians, nurses, technologists, and other health professionals. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is a Destination Medical Center with national certifications as a comprehensive stroke center and a designated comprehensive cancer center. The Interventional Radiology practice specializes in interventional oncology, treatment of complex vascular disease, and neuroendovascular interventions. This level of expertise with a shared approach to education is what gives students a learning experience you won’t find anywhere else.
To apply to the internship, you must have completed an accredited radiology program, be a certified radiographer through ARRT and Florida Department of Health, and be Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or expect to be prior to the beginning of the internship.
Applicants are not selected based on grades alone. Letters of reference and interviews also are required.
How to apply
Your application and all supporting documentation must be received between Dec. 1 and Jan. 15 for the March-November internship or May 1 and June 15 for the August-April internship.
1. Online application. Prior to submission of an application, you must create an account. Note the following as you create an account and begin completing an application.
2. Complete the online application. Once you have created an account, you will be able to continue with the application. The sections below are located in the application. You may complete them in order or click on the section you want using the navigation menu on the left.
3. Complete the recommendations and supplemental items. After submitting the application, select "Click here to upload program-specific supplemental item(s)" and upload all supplemental items under the "Supplemental Items" box:
- Resume/CV. Your CV is a chance to highlight your experiences and skills. It is suggested but not required.
- Submit two references by entering email addresses for recommendations under the "Recommendation Requests" section. Three completed recommendations, one from each of the categories listed below, are required. These are submitted electronically through the online application. Keep in mind the following as you choose your references:
- Work reference. Choose a person familiar with your professional qualifications and your potential for success in the field of radiography. References may include employers, teachers, or supervisors.
- Educational reference. Choose a person familiar with your educational qualifications and your potential for success in the field of radiography. References may include former teachers or professors.
- Personal reference. Choose a person familiar with your personal qualifications and your potential for success in the field of radiography. References may include former or present teachers, employers, club and society leaders, or members of the clergy.
**If you do not complete these at the time of submission, please visit your "My Account" page and navigate to your application for a link to complete.
4. Submit transcripts. Official transcripts demonstrating all college credits earned, including credits and grades from your most recent quarter or semester. High school transcripts are not required.
Transcripts may be sent directly to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences from the school and must include an embossed seal. If they are sent to you first, they must be in their original, unopened envelopes.
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Note: Incomplete applications, or applications postmarked or electronically submitted outside of the application time frame, may not be processed. Program information and application materials are updated each year and therefore are not valid for subsequent applications.
Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews can be conducted via webcam depending on your state of permanent residence or personal choice. Interviews are held in August each year.
Appointment letters will be sent in the mail. If you receive an appointment letter, your reply is expected within two weeks. Your appointment to the program is dependent upon successful completion of the physical examination and background check.
Tuition and financial aid
There is no tuition or fees for the Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Internship.
Surgical scrubs are provided, though you must abide by the Department of Radiology dress and decorum policy for entering the building. The purchase of department-specific colored uniforms may be required.
You are responsible for providing your own living accommodations and transportation.
You may hold outside employment during the internship if it does not conflict with educational time.
The curriculum for the Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Internship consists of clinical and didactic experiences.
The clinical experience makes up 90% of the program and fulfills ARRT clinical requirements needed for VI board. You will rotate between three clinical areas: neuroradiology, body intervention, and vascular surgery. Clinical rotations are scheduled in several areas at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic hospital. No off-site rotations are required as part of the program curriculum.
The didactic experience satisfies the structured education requirements required by the ARRT. Lectures are taught face-to-face. You are encouraged, but not expected, to review interventional radiology cases with the medical adviser or department attending (or both) to gain a more complete introduction to the science.
As a Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Intern (VIRTI), you:
- Scrub and circulate interventional cases, perform radiologic technologist responsibilities, and practice proper aseptic and sterile technique
- Experience a progressive and independent clinical education guided by the program's faculty
- Experience a diverse amount of procedural opportunities including Neuro Interventional (NIR) cases as well as vascular surgery cases- Earn the 16 hours of structured education requirements by the ARRT to sit for the Vascular Interventional (VI) exam
- Meet the ARRT’s clinical experience requirements needed to sit for the Vascular Interventional (VI) examination
Upon completion, you will have obtained comprehensive exposure, under direct program faculty supervision, in the management of various diseases.
Your learning schedule will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, plus a maximum of five on-call training weekends.
Graduation and certification
Graduates are eligible to sit for the ARRT vascular-interventional (VI) registry, which provides graduates with nationally recognized credentials to practice vascular interventional radiology. Individual states may have other requirements.
The Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Internship is a nonaccredited program.
See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.