The integrated IR residency is categorical with surgery internship, and clinical rotations are distributed throughout the first four years of the Integrated IR residency. Early and consistent integration of clinical rotations promotes early development of clinical management skills. Simultaneously, residents develop a strong foundation in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, and hands-on procedures.

Please visit the Diagnostic Residency Program pages for an overview of diagnostic radiology rotations.

PGY-1 (12 rotations):

Michigan Surgery Internship (Including 1 SICU and 1 IR rotation)

PGY-2 (13 rotations):

10 DR rotations, 1 IR rotation, 1 Vascular Surgery Outpatient.

Vascular Surgery outpatient rotation involves active participation in a diverse and busy vascular clinic with one-on-one clinical evaluation of patients with Vascular Surgery attending physicians. Scribes may be available for mid-level residents. Residents will focus on developing and integrating physical exam skills, vascular imaging knowledge, and perioperative outpatient management. 

PGY-3 (13 rotations):

10 DR rotations, 1 IR rotation, 1 Vascular Surgery Inpatient.

Vascular Surgery inpatient rotation combines inpatient urgent and emergent Vascular Surgery consults with open and endovascular surgery exposure. Residents staff consults with Vascular Surgery chief residents, fellows, and attending physicians. This rotation also involves direct participation in open surgeries (AAA, peripheral and mesenteric bypass) and endovascular surgeries (EVAR, fenestrated EVAR, transcarotid arterial revascularization). 

PGY-4 (13 rotations):

10 DR rotations, 1 IR rotation, 1 Hepatology Outpatient.

Hepatology outpatient rotation provides a unique opportunity for residents to gain an understanding of diagnosis and management of complex liver and portal hypertension disease. Residents participate in multidisciplinary clinics involving Transplant and Oncologic Hepatology clinics, learning concepts which directly translate to medical and IR management of portal hypertension and development of interventional oncology knowledge.

PGY-5 (13 rotations):

4 DR rotations, 6 IR rotations, 1 SICU rotation, 2 Elective rotations.

SICU rotation as a senior IR resident involves participating and/or leading daily radiology rounds, supervision and performing US guided bedside procedures, and clinical management of ICU patients. Residents act as a liaison for the busy collaboration between the SICU and IR service. 

PGY-6 (13 rotations):

12 IR rotations, 1 Elective rotation. 

Knowing the referring services as colleagues, especially vascular and transplant services and even some of the patients, from your intern year will make you more effective and make you feel more connected to your work.

Wes Albright, MD | Resident, Interventional Radiology-Integrated, Class of 2024