Vascular Interventional Radiology Training Program
The Vascular Interventional (VIR) Independent Residency at Loyola University Medical Center is a 2-year ACGME-approved position which provides experience in all aspects of both adult and pediatric angiography and interventional procedures. Education of trainee is performed through a combination of clinical experience in the angiography suites, didactic teaching during film interpretation, attendance of multidisciplinary conferences, and lectures provided by the attending staff. The primary goal of the VIR Residency Program is to train and produce outstanding interventional radiologists who are committed to lifelong learning and to providing the best possible care.
The trainee is involved in all areas of Interventional Radiology, including vascular diagnosis, vascular intervention and non-vascular intervention. Areas of emphasis include regional tumor therapy for hepatic and renal malignancies, minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroid disease, vertebral augmentation for the treatment of painful compression fractures and endovascular treatment of atherosclerotic and congenital vascular diseases.
The IR section participates in the departmental ACGME accredited residency training program. In general two diagnostic radiology residents are on the service per month. The service is also a popular one for medical students both from Loyola and other institutions. Weekly didactic conferences are led by the Interventional Radiology faculty for resident and medical student education. In addition, education of medical and surgical house staff and students is provided during participation in regular multidisciplinary conferences including the Med/Surg, GI/Oncology and Hepatology conferences.
The Loyola Interventaionl Radiology trainee also participates in the SIR Residency Essentials Curriculum.