Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) is a dedicated track for Diagnostic Radiology (DR) residents who wish to pursue training in Interventional Radiology through a one year Independent IR Residency (previously known as IR Fellowship) in their final year. Up to two DR residents may be selected to the ESIR track per year.

Our DR residents may express interest in ESIR beginning in R1 year with formal ESIR track designation by end of R2 year. ESIR residents rotate through the same clinical rotations as IR residents beginning in R2 or R3 year with equal number of IR rotations in their R4 year. ESIR residents may apply to continue their training at Michigan via the Independent IR Residency or apply to other institutions offering the Independent IR Residency through the NRMP.

For more information regarding ESIR, please visit the Society of Interventional Radiology website.

Why Michigan? The factor that drew me to Michigan above other programs was the people.   As soon as I sat down next to the residents at the interview dinner, I knew these were the kind of people I wanted to work with for the next 4+ years.   Getting the opportunity to train in an elite Interventional as well as Diagnostic radiology training program is just a bonus.

Taylor Schoenheit, MD | Resident, Diagnostic Radiology ESIR, Class of 2022