Overview

The VCU Department of Radiology is at the forefront of a new training paradigm in interventional radiology, as we transition from the residency-fellowship model to an integrated residency model. The integrated interventional radiology residency program provides residents the most outstanding training available in both interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. 

As part of the integrated interventional radiology residency program, residents have the opportunity to care for patients within the medical university complex of the VCU Health System and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Residents are exposed to the full breadth of interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology techniques with faculty who are experts in their field. The residents are also introduced to a variety of clinical pathology and train on state of the art technology.

Graduates of the integrated interventional radiology residency program qualify to take the interventional radiology / diagnostic radiology (IR/DR) examination offered by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Upon successful completion of the program and examination, graduates earn an IR/DR certificate recognizing competency in both interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology

As of February 2020, VCU is one of the 88 institutions with an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation of their integrated interventional radiology residency programs.

Integrated Experience

Available to medical students, the integrated interventional radiology (IR) residency is a five year program. With the required internship year, it is a total of six years of post-graduate training. The first three years of the IR residency program curriculum concentrates on diagnostic radiology and the last two years focuses on interventional radiology.

All residents are required to be currently certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and this course is provided by VCU Health.

Rotations and Teaching Cases

There are monthly rotations through the subspecialties of radiology each year of the IR residency program. The first set of rotations help residents acquire basic knowledge while subsequent rotations aim to increase expertise and responsibilities. Residents perform or review medical cases with a faculty member. Every case has the potential to be a teaching case where residents solve a problem and make decisions.

Facilities and Faculty

As part of the integrated interventional radiology residency program offered within an academic medical environment, residents have the opportunity to provide care to a diverse patient population.

Residents work with patients throughout the VCU Health System, one of the country’s largest and most sophisticated medical university complexes, and Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a VA flagship hospital. Both medical centers are equipped with state of the art technology.

There are six fellowship trained interventional radiologists on the faculty along with multiple subspecialty trained faculty in each of the subspecialties of diagnostic radiology.

How to Apply

All applicants must have a minimum of three months of U.S. or Canadian direct patient care activity. Non-clinical graduate work in the U.S. or Canada does not meet the requirement. For U.S. and Canadian medical students, clinical rotations during medical or dental school will meet this requirement. Externships of direct patient care will meet the three-month requirement, however observerships and research fellowships do not qualify. Please note that observerships and externships are not available in the VCU Department of Radiology. 

For more information related to the complete resident eligibility and selection policies, please visit Graduate Medical Education Applicant Resources for residents and fellows.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • A recent headshot
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter from the dean of your medical school
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians who can evaluate your performance
    • International medical graduates must have letters of recommendation which clearly document U.S. or Canadian clinical experience
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) step I and II test scores
    • All applicants must have passed Step 1 of the USMLE prior October 15 of the application year for consideration
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must either be enrolled in or have completed an  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada internship year
  • J-1 visa, if applicable
    • Only J-1 visas are accepted at VCU Health. All applicants must have sufficient written and spoken English language skills in order to deliver safe and effective patient care
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate
    • Certificate must be in place at the time of application

Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program Directors

Our integrated interventional radiology residency program directors ensure residents receive outstanding training with both challenging academic and hands-on clinical components.

Daniel J. Komorowski, M.D.

Daniel J. Komorowski, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Daniel J. Komorowski, M.D.

Daniel J. Komorowski, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program

Phone: (804) 828-0534

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: daniel.komorowski@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 3-420

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Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Director, Residency Education
Associate Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Medical Director, MSK, Stony Point Radiology

Phone: (804) 628-1989

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: josephina.vossen@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room A3M-200P

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