The five-year Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is designed to prepare physicians for careers in academic radiology or private practice.
The program offers:
- High-volume, quality, hands-on clinical and procedural experience
- Solid academic instruction
- Multiple clinical research training options
- Gradually increasing independence and responsibility throughout the residency
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Mayo Clinic's favorable faculty ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated five-year educational experience. Our emphasis on education over service ensures that you have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during your residency.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a destination medical center. The interventional radiology division offers high-level care with a strong presence in interventional oncology, transplantation, pulmonary intervention, arterial and venous interventions including complex IVC filter retrieval, women's and men's health, gastrointestinal and genitourinary intervention, liver disease, and portal hypertension. The interventional radiology service performs a high volume of quality invasive, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures each year by seven board-certified interventional radiologists in a modern facility with six interventional suites. A modern outpatient clinic exclusively dedicated to the interventional radiology (IR) division supports a thriving consultation practice and allows for longitudinal care of IR patients.
The field of interventional radiology has undergone tremendous growth led by improvements in imaging quality, miniaturization and development of medical devices, and the exponential growth of computing power. At Mayo Clinic this growth and innovation is always centered around the needs of the patient and providing the best patient care and teamwork within a multidisciplinary setting. The interventional radiology service prides itself in learning about each patient, developing a relationship, and executing safe and effective treatment plans tailored to their needs.
The interventional radiology division also provides vascular imaging services that include CT and MR angiography.
After successfully completing the Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency, you will be a highly qualified well-rounded interventional radiologist able to deliver high-quality clinical and procedural care in the academic or private practice setting.
Prior to starting the integrated interventional radiology program, each trainee will complete a one-year preliminary surgical internship. The goal of this year is to provide a solid foundation in clinical medicine to facilitate your management of patients, collaboration with referring providers, and participation in multidisciplinary environments such as tumor boards.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Graduates of the Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency qualify 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.
The American Board of Medical Specialties approved the American Board of Radiology request for a primary certification of interventional radiology in September 2014. The intent of the integrated residency in vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) is to focus the training experience in the clinical diagnosis and care of patients with diseases commonly treated by an interventional radiologist.
The Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida was approved in 2016. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.