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About the Program

The integrated Interventional and Diagnostic Program is a 6-year ACGME-accredited training program that includes 1 year of surgical internship, 3 years of Diagnostic Radiology and 2 years of Interventional Radiology.  Graduates of this program will qualify to take the Diagnostic Radiology-Interventional Radiology (DR-IR) examination offered by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and will be certified to practice in both the areas of diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

As Iowa’s only comprehensive tertiary care center, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics provides a rich environment in which to train IR residents. Our IR service grants the resident exposure to the wide spectrum of procedures, including interventional oncology, GI, GU, vascular, chest, musculoskeletal, pediatric, women’s health and neuro interventions. Annually we perform more than 4000 procedures of the 34 categories ACGME requires.

Faculty in our department routinely rank highly, and our fellows and residents come from all over the world, making the training experience we provide a diverse and welcoming one. 

We offer:

  • Exposure to a high volume and wide spectrum of clinical cases
  • Exposure to all aspects of general and subspecialty radiology, including nuclear/molecular imaging and therapy
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Progressive responsibility for residents and opportunities for leadership within the program and at the state and national level
  • Organized twice daily conferences including didactics in radiation biology, radiologic physics and nuclear/molecular imaging and therapy
  • Opportunities for research and mentorship
  • A team of faculty dedicated to your success