Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology


The Vascular and Interventional Radiology section is dedicated to providing high quality education to all trainees. ESIR is a training option for diagnostic radiology residents who identify an early desire to specialize in interventional radiology. ESIR is completed within the four-year diagnostic radiology residency. Our department offers an ESIR Track for residents who fit the criteria.  Residents who are chosen will work in Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine and with our amazing IR faculty.

Selection Policy

Residents interested in the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) pathway at the University of Colorado must be current Diagnostic Radiology (DR) residents within the University. Applications for the ESIR will be considered in a resident’s PGY2 year. The Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency Program Director, the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director, and the IR Clinical Competency Committee will select the residents who will participate in the program.

To be considered for the ESIR position, an applicant must be in good standing with the program. Additionally, feedback from the Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology Clinical Competency Committees, including ACGME Milestones evaluation information, will be used during the selection process. Our Clinical Competency Committees meet every May and November.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated beginning in May, and will be offered the position as they enter their PGY3 year. The program will provide this opportunity to four residents each academic year.

Department of Radiology

CU Anschutz

Leprino Building

12401 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045


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