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Interventional Radiology Residency Program


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

The program will be participating in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and will be offering two positions beginning in July 2016.

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 same Core Diagnostic Radiology Examination as the diagnostic radiology residents 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 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 15, 2016

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

Interview and Selection Procedure

  • Application deadline: October 15, 2016
  • Interviews will take place from October 2016 through February 2017.
    • 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 will be coordinated between programs and require only one interview day for both programs.
  • If invited for an interview, you will be notified via the email address you supplied through ERAS.