At Michigan, there are several different internal training pathways for gaining sub-specialty training while completing your residency.
Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
In addition to the three categorical IR residents per year, up to two residents can join the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology track. After joining this track, their curriculum includes additional required clinical rotations. Residents are free to pursue internal fellowship positions at Michigan Medicine or external fellowship positions.
Combined Diagnostic Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Track
At Michigan, up to two-three residents per year can pursue the unique opportunity to spend their fourth year of radiology training in our Nuclear Medicine Department as Nuclear Medicine Fellows. Residents who choose this route will not only staff our busy PET/CT and General Nuclear Medicine rotations, but will also present at all tumor boards, treat patients in our radiopharmaceutical therapy clinic, and perform/interpret nuclear cardiology exams at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital. This broad and in-depth experience not only complements one’s radiology training, but fulfills the requirements to sit for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) certifying exam the following October. At the conclusion of this specialized training, residents who enroll in this track receive a fellowship certificate and go on to become fully board-certified in Nuclear Medicine approximately 12 months before completion of their final Diagnostic Radiology certifying exam.