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Residents who have matched into DR but discover an interest in IR during training have two main options:

  • Independent IR Residency: Residents may apply and match into a two-year Independent IR residency to begin upon completion of the DR residency (5 year DR residency plus 2 years of IR residency)
  • Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) pathway: Qualified second-year DR residents may apply to the BWH ESIR pathway, which includes dedicated time in the fourth year to rotations in IR and IR-related rotations that will help satisfy the IR procedure requirements to become eligible to match into an advanced (2nd year) position in a one-year Independent-IR program to begin upon completion of the DR and ESIR training (4 years DR residency, 1 year ESIR, 1 year IR residency)

BWH also offers a separate Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency.


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