The University of Missouri’s Vascular/Interventional Training programs strive to provide high quality patient centered care and training in our specialty at our university system’s flagship hospital. Our physician-researchers, fellows, residents and students serve the people of mid-Missouri and those across our state, all while leading our field in excellent patient care, education and research.
We offer ACGME-accredited programs for every training pathway in Vascular/Interventional Radiology, to include the Integrated IR/DR residency, Independent IR residency, and Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) opportunities, offering one position in each training program yearly to medical student or current diagnostic radiology resident applicants.
Training for the Future
Our department is a high-volume IR section located in central Missouri’s largest tertiary care facility, covering the full spectrum of interventions offered for IR training. Trainees participate in procedural care at several sites which are co-located on campus: University Hospital (the only Level I trauma center in mid-Missouri), Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, the Missouri Orthopedic Institute and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital. Additionally, our trainees take part in outpatient clinic with our IR faculty at South Providence Medical Park.
During training, residents are immersed in a robust academic curriculum for their entire training, covering the spectrum of diagnostic radiology (integrated IR/DR) and interventional radiology led by our award-winning faculty and diverse staff, while working in a collegial environment with a focus on education and wellness. Typically, senior-level residents graduate with a case volume of greater than 1,500 cases per year covering the full spectrum of IR care.
Our graduates leave prepared to obtain board certification and practice IR in private practice, academic or research positions and are ready to provide state-of-the-art care for their patients. As part of their training, residents are provided many opportunities to rotate outside the department, in the ICU, vascular surgery, neuro-interventional departments, as well as noninvasive diagnostic imaging. Also, our Integrated IR/DR and ESIR residents work closely with our diagnostic radiology residency sharing almost all the academic, educational and financial benefits of that program.
We hope that you will consider Mizzou for your future training in interventional radiology. Please reach out to our department for more information or to discuss available opportunities.