All subspecialty areas of interventional radiology are covered during the clinical training. As a resident, you will participate in pre-procedure evaluation, interventional procedures, and post-procedure follow up.
In addition to the vascular interventional radiology, vascular surgery, and non-invasive vascular imaging rotations on Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, trauma IR service at Maricopa Medical Center, pediatric IR at Phoenix Children's Hospital and an outpatient office-based IR lab at Comprehensive Integrated Care.
Your call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
You may moonlight with program director approval. Moonlighting should not interfere with the required learning and must not violate the work-hour rules of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or visa regulations.
Clinical conferences, formal courses, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the Interventional Radiology Independent Residency.
All residents are required to present a seminar project during their residency that results in at least one publication. Additional options are available if you would like more in-depth research experience.
You have the opportunity to teach students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and visiting students from other medical schools. In addition, you will have opportunities to teach junior diagnostic radiology residents through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the residency. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members after each clinical rotation and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.