Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency

The Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Training Program is a 5-year ACGME-accredited residency program which begins after completion of a 1-year ACGME accredited clinical experience, followed by three years of diagnostic radiology training and subsequently two years of interventional radiology training in a clinically-oriented teaching environment. The IR-Integrated Residency program is a clinical specialty accepted by the ABMS, ABR and the ACGME. The program inculdes expanded procedural and peri-procedural care beyond the traditional experience gained in DR residency or IR fellowship. The IR Residency requires clinical care rotations; outpatient clinic experience and inpatient consultations. The program provides the foundation for careers in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology and results in dual certification.

Dr. Gregory Woodhead is the Program Director of the IR-Integrated Residency Program. Dr. Dorothy Gilbertson is the Program Director of the DR Residency and the Associate Program Director for the Integrated IR Residency. Dr. Woodhead, in conjunction with Dr. Gilbertson, oversee the IR-Integrated Residency Program.

During the first three years, residents rotate through all clinical subspecialties of Radiology including pediatrics, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, chest, musculoskeletal, interventional / angiography, neuroradiology, mammography, ultrasound, abdominal CT, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). During the 4th and 5th year of residency (PGY 5 and 6), residents begin the IR focused training experience. Training in both Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology is accomplished by a gradual assumption of increasing responsibility under the close supervision of physician faculty members. Residents are evaluated after each rotation and provided with information regarding their educational progress throughout their training, including biannual conferences with the training director. All residents take the annual American College of Radiology In-Training Examination. 

One IR-Integrated resident is recruited annually who enters at the Clinical Assistant II (PGY II) level for a total of five years. The Residency Training Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) with applications submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are accepted for review until November 1st of each year. One year of ACGME-accredited clinical training (PGY I) is required to precede training, outside of the radiology residency in a clinical specialty such as surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, or transitional year, preference and details are in progress. Resident research projects are required, and research time is available as an elective.

The Residency Program reflects the basic goals of the academic and clinical programs by providing the residents with opportunities to learn and participate in diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive image-guided procedures, as well as research. 

To become an Integrated IR Resident at the University of Arizona, Department of Medical Imaging, you must register with the Radiology Match. Our department encourages applicants to apply simultaneously to both IR and DR programs. Only completed applications via ERAS will be accepted for review. Interviews will be conducted from October to January by the IR Integrated Residency Selection Committee of the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona. 


  • Dean’s Letter*
  • 3 letters of recommendation dated within the last 6 months
  • School transcripts
  • USMLE transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • ECFMG certificate (for IMG)

*The Dean’s letter must document satisfactory academic and clinical performance.

The Program does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, or any other discriminatory factors.

Point of Contact: Nilu Dorschner

Twitter: @ArizonaVIR