Interventional radiology resident in the operating room at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in radiology at Mayo Clinic

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The one- or two-year Interventional Radiology Independent Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is designed for physicians who want a career in academic interventional radiology or private practice and who have an interest in education and research. The volume of examinations, the pathology encountered, the cutting-edge technology and the availability of staff radiologists make this training program an exceptional opportunity for you. 


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The Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester has performed more than 1 million exams annually since 2004. This is the largest volume of any single academic radiology department in the country. The department employs more than 1,300 individuals including 180 staff radiologists. 


The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology (IR/DR) examination offered by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Since the IR/DR certificate recognizes competency in both diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology, certificate holders can practice both diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

Program history

The Interventional Radiology Independent Residency began in 2020. We anticipate that one or two trainees will complete this program annually.

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Stipend and benefits