Wake Forest University offers 1 position/year in the Integrated IR/DR residency program. The focus of the six-year program (including internship) is to develop an exceptional diagnostic radiology foundation upon which trainees will learn to plan and execute proficient and safe image-guided interventions. Simultaneously, our program offers a broader, more in depth clinical experience required to compete as a successful academic or private practice Interventional Radiologist.

The Integrated IR/DR residency is a clinically oriented residency incorporating Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and the clinical management of patients. The residency is a categorical program which requires completion of a surgical internship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Our residents then complete a five-year curriculum that begins with basic radiology imaging interpretation and advances through increasingly complicated imaging studies and image-guided interventions. The PGY-5 and PGY-6 years are predominantly spent on the Interventional Radiology service. We focus on clinical management that comes by way of integrated clinical rotations interspersed throughout the residency including critical care, vascular surgery, hepatology, and medical oncology. Our trainees will also be exposed to outpatient clinics and inpatient consultation while advancing through Interventional Radiology rotations. 


Graduates of our program have excelled in both academic and private practice. Our residents excel on the national radiology board examinations and every resident completing our diagnostic radiology program has become board certified by the American Board of Radiology.