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
Residents can elect to spend their fourth year of radiology training in our nuclear medicine division. Residents who choose this pathway will rotate through PET/CT and general nuclear medicine areas. They will also be expected to 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 fulfills the requirements to sit for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) certifying exam. At the conclusion of this specialized training, residents who enroll in this pathway can therefore become fully board-certified in nuclear medicine.