Mission, Aims, Goals and Objectives

Interventional Radiology - Independent Residency

Our mission is to prepare our residents for a career in interventional radiology (IR), be it in private practice, the military or academics by teaching residents the pathophysiological basis of clinical conditions, imaging abnormalities, techniques inherent to the performance of invasive procedures and more. The program also strives to prepare residents to be effective consultants in support of their colleagues, encouraging them to be ethical, moral clinicians to manage and care for our patients.

Program Aims

  • Foster a strong foundation of percutaneous minimally invasive therapy skills and related medical knowledge to allow graduates to be an integral, value-added member of a medical team
  • Cultivate interventional physicians who practice collaborative medicine with clinicians of all specialties
  • Train residents to be competent in both clinical and technical skills required for the successful practice of interventional radiology
  • Promote life-long learning, allowing graduates to deliver optimal and timely patient care by refining skills related to patient evaluation, management and clinical judgment
  • Promote moral, ethical and professional values

Goals and Objectives

Our program is organized to provide comprehensive training and experience in interventional radiology (IR). Our goal is to produce graduates who are comfortable practicing independently in any field of radiology. From an IR perspective, our goal is to provide thorough training in the evaluation and management of patients requiring image-guided diagnostic vascular and interventional procedures and a supervised experience in the performance of image-guided treatment. Interventional procedures are guided by a number of imaging modalities including fluoroscopy, angiography, ultrasound and computed tomography. Our program is structured to ensure our graduates have the ability to interpret all forms of diagnostic imaging and to perform a broad range of vascular and interventional procedures.

In addition, the program is structured to enhance the trainee's knowledge of the signs and symptoms of disorders amenable to diagnosis and/or treatment by image-guided techniques. An understanding of the symptoms, as well as the pathophysiology and natural history of the disorders is fostered. The trainee will know the indications and contraindications to vascular and interventional procedures, as well as understand the medical and surgical alternatives to those procedures. The trainee will become skilled in the technical aspects of percutaneous procedures and will develop a complete understanding of the imaging methods used to guide the percutaneous procedures.