Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist offers two positions per 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. In addition, our program provides comprehensive Interventional Radiology training for future clinician interventionalists.

The Integrated IR/DR residency is a clinically oriented residency incorporating:
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • 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
  • Medical Oncology

Our trainees actively participate in outpatient clinics and inpatient consultations while advancing through Interventional Radiology rotations. 

From the Chief Resident

Anthony Thompson, MD "Wake Forest has a strong emphasis on excellent clinical training and graduated autonomy. This is evident through daily commitment to resident education and the thoughtful structure of our training pathway."

Anthony Thompson, MD Chief Resident 2023-2024

Read the full letter from the chief resident.