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

Graduate medical education in radiology at Mayo Clinic

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The five-year Interventional Radiology Integrated 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 residents.


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Physician working with residents in the Interventional Radiology Residency

Your training experience

As a resident, you'll have access to robust clinical and educational resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Chad Fleming, M.D.

Director's welcome

The biggest strengths of our training program are the people and culture of Mayo Clinic. From the moment you begin training in our program, you are immersed in a collegial learning environment where leadership qualities are fostered.

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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 Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, graduates 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 American Board of Medical Specialties approved the American Board of Radiology request for a primary certification of interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology (IR/DR) in 2012. 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 in Rochester, Minnesota, was approved in 2016. It is anticipated that one resident will complete this program annually.

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