The vascular and interventional radiology (IR) fellowship program at Rush University Medical Center is a one-year clinical training program that provides rigorous, advanced training in all aspects of vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology. It is expected that the successful fellow will leave the fellowship program with the ability and desire to practice vascular and interventional radiology in a competent, compassionate, and ethical manner. The clinical training is further enhanced by daily patient care and teaching conferences, a series of didactic lectures, and departmental and multi-disciplinary conferences.
The main goal of the vascular and interventional radiology training program is to provide clinical training encompassing all areas of vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology, to provide an understanding of pathophysiology relating to those diseased states that are amenable to diagnosis and treatment by interventional radiology techniques, and to develop technical proficiency in the areas that avoid complications, but if they are encountered, to manage them efficaciously. This is a clinically oriented fellowship and the program includes a mandatory rotation through the Interventional Radiology clinic to provide the fellows with the required training in clinical skills.
Supervision and Duty Hours
The fellows will be supervised by a staff member throughout the year and will be given graded responsibility. It is anticipated that the degree of supervision required will decrease as the fellowship year progresses, so that at the beginning of the year the IR fellows will require very close staff supervision and by the end of the year the IR fellows will be able to function with a minimum of supervision to the extent that is allowed by HCFA guidelines.
The duty hours are in compliance with ACGME and the Rush GMEC institutional policies on resident/fellow duty hours. IR Fellows cannot moonlight during their training per Rush GMEC policy and employment contract.