Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

VIR Fellowship

Last verified on July 15, 2020
Candidates completing an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited diagnostic radiology residency and then completing an ACGME-accredited VIR fellowship have two options for gaining Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology (IR/DR) certification:

Option One:1

  • Take the DR Certifying Exam in the fall immediately following completion of fellowship.
    • If passed, candidate is awarded DR certification.
  • Take the IR/DR Certifying Exam (oral component only) in the fall of the next year after completion of fellowship.
    • If passed, candidate is awarded IR/DR certification

Option Two:1

1Candidates will be required to complete one year of post-fellowship training practice experience in IR (minimum 33 percent of a 1.0 FTE) to be eligible for the IR/DR Certifying exam.
For any questions about the IR/DR certificate, go to this page.