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Interventional Radiology Residency Program


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is pleased to offer the five-year Integrated Interventional Radiology residency program beginning at the PGY-2 level and culminating in board eligibility in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. Residents will enter the program following successful completion of an accredited one-year clinical internship.

The program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and will be offering two positions to begin in July 2021.

The first three years of the program will be concentrated in diagnostic radiology (DR) education, with three rotations in interventional radiology (IR). Interventional Radiology residents will be required to take and pass the Core Diagnostic Radiology Examination at the end of PGY 4.

Subsequent to the completion of PGY 4, interventional radiology residents will enter the IR-focused segment of training. These final two years of residency will be focused on interventional radiology training and education, and will provide a thorough understanding of the clinical diagnosis and focused periprocedural care of patients with diseases commonly treated with IR procedures, the imaging techniques and interpretation skills needed for procedure planning and patient follow-up, and competency in performing common and advanced interventional radiology procedures. During the final two years of residency, trainees will also rotate through the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Temple University Hospital, to gain additional training in the care and management of critically ill surgical patients. Residents will also obtain specialty training in noninvasive peripheral vascular lab interpretation.

IR rotations will take place at Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center, enabling residents to train within a major trauma and transplant center as well as dedicated oncology magnet hospital. Residents will also gain concentrated exposure to pediatric interventional radiology during the PGY 6 year by rotating through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Vascular and Interventional Radiology Service.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Integrated Interventional Radiology residency program at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.  All positions will be filled through the NRMP by participation in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through the Association of American Medical College (AAMC).

ERAS Application Deadline: October 11, 2019

Application Requirements for the Interventional Radiology Residency Program:

  • Apply through ERAS
  • Application includes:
    • Medical school transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Letters of Recommendation
      • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)/Dean’s letter
      • Three additional letters of recommendation from faculty members who have worked with you
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • USMLE scores
      • Step 1: Required for application
      • Step 2: Preferred for application

Interview and Selection Procedure

  • Interviews will take place from November 2019 through January 2020.
    • For candidates applying to both the Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology residency programs at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, applications will be reviewed and considered separately for each program.
      • For candidates interviewing for both the Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology residency programs, interviews can be coordinated between programs and require only one interview day for both programs.
  • If invited for an interview, you can be notified via the email address you supplied through ERAS.

Contact Information

Emily Cuthbertson, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiology
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
3401 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Shane Lee, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology
Associate Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
3401 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140