Interventional Radiology Residency Program

Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program is an ACGME approved program. We are a categorical 6- year program with a preliminary (PGY1) year spent in the department of General Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The program participates in the NRMP and currently fill 2 positions for each year for a total of 10 residents.

The first three years of the diagnostic radiology portion of the program (PGY2-4) will be spent closely in parallel with the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. The final two year of the program (PGY5-6) will focus on Interventional radiology and will also have rotation in Critical Care, Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology and Vascular Medicine as well as a dedicated rotation in Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Interventional Radiology rotations will include training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Vascular and Vein Care Centers in Newton Corner, Foxboro and Weymouth.

Residents completing the 6-year training program will be eligible for the American Board of Radiology IR/DR certificate.

For further information about this program please contact the program director or coordinator.

Timothy Killoran, MD
Independent IR Residency Program Director
Email: tkilloran@bwh.harvard.edu

Julie Ann Correia
Independent IR Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (617) 732-4763
Fax: (617) 277-8331
Email: jcorreia@bwh.harvard.edu

Independent Interventional Radiology Residency Program

Brigham and Women's Hospital is pleased to offer training to both ESIR and Non-ESIR applicants in our new Independent Interventional Radiology Residency.

The Independent Interventional Radiology Residency is currently in its first year taking the place of our former Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship. The program has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) we also participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our curriculum combines the Radiology Review Committee (RRC) requirements, with flexibility to provide an individualized training experience. We also take advantage of features and strengths that are unique to the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Mission Statement

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Independent Interventional Radiology Residency aims to provide world-class training to our Independent Interventional Radiology Residents to deliver excellent, high quality, innovative clinical care and to develop future leaders in the field of Interventional Radiology. We train residents of diverse backgrounds and varied clinical and research interests, which we believe truly enriches the learning and clinical work environment in our division. We value academic and clinical excellence, intellectual curiosity and desire for discovery and innovation, collegiality and compassionate care.

Program Aims

Offer residents with a learning environment that provides a wide variety of challenging clinical cases the cover the entire spectrum of the Interventional Radiology specialty. Provide residents with the opportunity to participate in clinical research that will lead to meaningful progress in the field of interventional radiology. Provide residents with the training to provide excellent clinical care to a variety of patients from a diverse racial and socioeconomic background

Our training program is based on the following three cornerstones:

  1. Clinical Excellence
    We pride ourselves on providing total patient care. Independent Residents will develop the clinical knowledge to care for patients from preoperative assessment in our out-patient clinic to inpatient admissions to the IR service.
  2. Procedural Excellence
    Independent Residents will develop skills to perform an extremely diverse range of vascular and nonvascular procedures in our state-of-the-art facilities.
  3. Academic Excellence
    Our Independent Residents will explore the forefronts of our specialty by the ethical practice of both basic and clinical investigations.

The division of Interventional Radiology at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital is committed to achieve these comprehensive goals by daily supervised performance of image guided procedures. Structured daily teaching rounds, weekly conferences, and elective time in related fields broadens the educational experience for the trainee.

Curriculum

A typical day for the Independent Interventional Radiology Resident (I-IR) starts at 6:45 AM. Patient rounds take place at 7:30 AM. The morning conference previews the patients scheduled for procedures for the day. Indications and plans are discussed with the attending physicians. In addition, teaching rounds are held daily where cases from the previous day are reviewed with emphasis on special techniques or special events that occurred during the procedure. At 8:30 AM the procedures in the angiographic suites begin.

The I-IR resident is exposed to the full spectrum of interventional radiology procedures... Planning details of cases are discussed during the daily morning conference. Weekly interdisciplinary conferences offer exposure to the liver tumor board. Each Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the I-IR residents attend a Didactic Conference and once a month partake in an IR quality assurance conference.

Elective Time

Brigham and Women's Hospital has agreements with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and The University of Massachusetts, Memorial Health Care Center as well as the West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We are proud to offer multiple opportunities for elective time with all of our partners.

The I-IR residents work approximately 60 hours per week. The frequency of call is approximately one out of four days (which will be approximately one weekend per month and one-week night per week). The I-IR resident will have 15 vacation days per year. In addition, compensation time is given over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks.

Application Procedures

In addition to applying to the patch please utilize the ERAS database to upload your application materials; our program number is: 4152442003. The Required documents for applying to our Independent Interventional Radiology ACGME accredited Residency Program are:

  • Current CV
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • A personal Statement, including career goals and professional plans
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation requested by you from current and former professors (one should be from your program director)
  • USMLE/ECFMG
  • Professional Photo
  • Proof of ESIR Specialization pathway
  • Case Logs

LOR's should be addressed to:

Timothy Killoran, MD
Program Director Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology
75 Francis Street, SR-340
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732 - 4763
Fax: (617) 277- 8331

Julie Ann Correia
Independent IR Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (617) 732-4763
Fax: (617) 277-8331
Email: jcorreia@bwh.harvard.edu

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