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R4 - R5 Years

During the 4th and 5th years of residency, residents will rotate exclusively through the Interventional Radiology service.  The first 3 years residents begin by assisting with IR procedures during their IR rotations, then transition to perform routine procedures with assistance.  Gradually the resident is trained to perform routine procedures independently during their 4th year, and then to perform complex procedures independently during their 5th year.


IR residents will take home call every 4th night and no in-house call.  An attending physician is always assigned to the resident, whether on call or during regular business hours.  Clinic hours are from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, M-F.  The on-call resident is expected to stay until they have finished their daily clinic duties.  If the resident is called in to perform a procedure with the attending physician during the night, the resident is not required to come in the next day and can stay home for a minimum of 10 hours. 


  • Interventional Radiology Core Conference
  • VIR Case and QA Conference
  • Core Curriculum Session based on material selected from Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites and Abrams Angiography: Interventional Radiology
  • M&M Conferences
  • Multidisciplinary Vascular Conference
  • Radiology Grand Rounds
  • Radiology/VIR Board Review
  • Journal Club
  • Tumor Board
  • Multidisciplinary Thrombosis Group Conference
  • GI Conference
  • Transplantation Conference
  • Renovascular/Nephrology Multidisciplinary Conference


Iowa Radiologic Society annual meeting (attendance expected) - conference fees paid for by department
Radiologic Society of North America annual meeting (must attend at least twice during residency)


  • Submit an ethics case
  • Complete at least 2 CME credits during the year
  • Maintain a case/procedure log
  • Present article for journal club
  • Present research project at senior research day (during the 4th year)


  • Periodic assessment exams