Application Process for the Independent & Intergrated IR Residencies

The UT Health San Antonio Independent Interventional Radiology Residency Program is a 1-2 year ACGME (advanced position) accredited program that caps 4 years of diagnostic radiology (DR) with 1-2 years of dedicated interventional radiology (IR) training, depending on ESIR participation (1 year with ESIR completion, 2 years without). Candidates may enter the independent IR Residency after finishing their diagnostic radiology residency.

The UT Health San Antonio Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program is a 5-year ACGME (advanced position) accredited program that integrates 3 years of diagnostic radiology (DR) with 2 years of dedicated interventional radiology (IR) training. Candidates may enter the integrated IR-DR Residency directly from medical school following a 1-year internship (Prelim-Surgery (preferred), Prelim-Medicine, or Transitional Year).

Candidates are chosen based on their medical education, achievements, and personal qualities. No preference is given to any particular medical school or geographic region, nor is race, sex or national origin a consideration.

Application Instructions:

Currently, UT Health San Antonio IR residency program is accepting applications to fill 2 residency positions through the NRMP Match. All application materials should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) , and the following documents are required:

Independent IRIntegrated IR
Personal statementPersonal statement
Curriculum vitaeCurriculum vitae
Medical school transcriptMedical school transcript
Four letters of recommendation using the standard ESIR letter of recommendation templateThree letters of recommendation
USMLE Step I-III scoresUSMLE Step I or Complex level 1 scores
Color photographColor photograph
* Dean's letter

For the Independent IR Residency’s personal statement, if you are participating in ESIR include a paragraph regarding your ESIR experience, case mix, and IR related rotations you expect to complete before finishing residency

The above materials should be received by the deadline below except for the Dean’s letter (MSPE) which becomes available at a later date.

The above materials should be received by the deadline.

Surgical Internship (Preferred for Integrated IR)

Completion of an ACGME-approved preliminary surgical internship is optional, but highly preferred prior to pursuing the integrated IR Residency Program.

During your interview with the integrated IR residency program (advanced position), an interview with the UT Health San Antonio surgical program will be offered if you would like to complete your internship in the same city as your residency (not mandatory). Even though it is preferred to rank a surgical preliminary year, candidates have the option of pursuing a preliminary medicine or transitional year prior to the start of training.

Timeline

Independent IRIntegrated IR
ERAS post-office opens and application deadline: See timeline on the ERAS website for details, but traditionally around November. ERAS post-office opens and application deadline: See ERAS website for details. See timeline on the ERAS website
Interview dates: December through MarchInterview dates: Fall to Early Spring (via Zoom)
Match Opens: Late March to Early April See ERAS website for details.
Match Day: JuneMatch Day: March