Interventional Radiology represents one of the most sought-after fields in medicine today. Many major surgical procedures have been replaced by minimally invasive image guided procedures with minimal comorbidities and the field continues to make rapid progress with the advances in technology.
The Interventional Radiology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami offers excellent training in the full spectrum of vascular and non-vascular procedures in a high-volume setting. The main sites for the program consist of Jackson Memorial Hospital, a tertiary hospital with over 1,500 beds with high volume trauma and transplant services, University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Miami Veteran Affairs hospitals. The residency offers the opportunity to become fully competent in a wide variety of procedures, including but not limited to- diagnostic angiography, percutaneous angioplasty and stenting, peripheral arterial disease management, embolization therapies, percutaneous tumor ablative therapies, thrombolysis, gastrointestinal/biliary interventions, genitourinary interventions, transplant interventions, dialysis fistula/graft evaluation and treatment, drainage procedures, venous ablation, and vascular access. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center performs the full complement of oncological procedures including Chemoembolization, Radioembolization and Ablations (Radiofrequency, Microwave and Nanoknife). The department also performs around 200 prostate artery embolizations per year, one of the highest volumes in the country. The clinical staff is made up of 14 Interventional Radiologists and 9 nurse practitioners. The research wing consists of one research assistant professor and one research coordinator. The department also has a robotics lab, animal CT scanner and full access to the animal imaging facilities including the animal angiosuite and MRI.
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 8
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No, as long the applicant is eligible for J1 visa.
- Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Apply to fellowship via the ERAS system
- Two recent passport size photographs
- Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement
- ECFMG Certificate (foreign graduates only)
- USMLE, National Board Exams, or FLEX (attach copy of results)
- School of Medicine Graduation Certificate/Diploma & translation if applicable
- Dean’s Letter (foreign graduates please attach transcript of grades if no Dean letter available)
- Immigration Status – foreign applicants please send copy of visa
- Current/valid CPR card (copy)
- Three (3) letters of recommendation- Letters of recommendation should be on institutional letterhead, addressed to the Program Director and uploaded directly to the fellowship program via the ERAS application system.
Please see ERAS application time line.
The program provides training over a wide variety of pathology and complex vascular, vascular interventional, and non-vascular interventional cases at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH). As one of the only tertiary care hospitals, JMH provides comprehensive medical care with a Women’s Health Center, Holtz Children Hospital, Miami Transplant Institute and a well-established Diagnostic Treatment Center. The fellow also participates in an extensive array of oncology cases performed at the University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMHC/SCCC), as well as the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) and VA. Clinical hands-on training is well balanced with the formal didactics, simulations trainings, multidisciplinary meetings, and annual conferences including Synergy. The program is unique in that it offers a comprehensive training across the spectrum of IR service lines, with a special emphasis on Interventional Oncology, which has become a very relevant component in the practice of IR.
Board Exam Requirements
At a minimum, documented successful completion of the first two parts of USMLE Step 1, Step II CK and Step 2CS must be submitted for initial appointment as a Resident or Clinical Fellow (or for reappointment, if not previously provided).
At a minimum, documented successful completion of USMLE Step III (Part 1 and Part 2) is required for appointment (or reappointment) at the PGY 3 level or higher.
Documented successful completion of USMLE Step III is required for graduation from all JHS residency and fellowship programs.
Educational & Other Experience
Program Directors/Chiefs, in consultation with the DIO of JHS, may grant individual exceptions to the above provisions for one year at a time.
Canadian physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy who are eligible for licensure may substitute documentation of successful completion of LMCC/MCCQE and COMLEX examinations, respectively, in lieu of USMLE examinations.
The fellows are paired up with faculty mentors at the beginning of the year to get them involved in research projects. Each fellow must complete a research project during the 12 month fellowship. Research endeavors are supported by a dedicated research team included a statistician.