IR Residency

IR Overview

Duke’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology and the Division of Interventional Radiology have long provided excellent training for physicians pursuing careers in diagnostic medical imaging and intervention. The newly accredited Integrated IR Residency at Duke now brings together the clinical and academic strengths of the Radiology faculty in a 6-year curriculum that prepares the trainee for practice in both DR and IR. Strengths of the program include excellent classroom and bedside teaching, funded research opportunities, and state-of-the-art image guided procedural training.

Clinical rotations during the first three years of the residency focus on diagnostic imaging interpretive skills, with experience in Cardiothoracic Imaging, Neuroradiology, Abdominal Imaging, Mammography, Pediatric Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.

Training in the fourth year of residency concentrates on developing the Interventional skills of the IR resident. The resident spends five months performing interventional cases on inpatients and outpatients. Residents round on their inpatients each morning and see outpatients pre / post procedurally in the IR outpatient clinic. The resident spends one month in the Surgical ICU, one month on the Surgical Oncology service and one month performing IR research. The four remaining months are spent completing Diagnostic Radiology rotations.

The fifth year of residency fully immerses the resident into the field of IR, providing 12 months of IR case experience, daily inpatient rounding and seeing patients weekly in the outpatient clinic.

The IR division staff is made up of 8 physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, one physician’s assistant, 15 IR technologists and 14 IR nurses. Approximately 680 procedures are performed each month at the University and the VA hospitals, with referrals from the surrounding southeastern states.

For more information about the IR division, please visit the IR division webpage. Click here