Letter from the Program Director
Welcome to the Rochester General Hospital Interventional Radiology Residency website. I want to thank you for your interest in our residency program, which is a dual certificate program in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology at Rochester General Hospital. In my opinion, interventional radiology is the most fascinating and groundbreaking field in medicine. I absolutely love what I do. Helping patients in need, using creativity and innovation to perform minimally invasive procedures, and teaching residents all amount to what I consider to be the perfect job.
We at the Rochester General Hospital Interventional Radiology Residency view ourselves as an intimate division and program, with five experienced IR’s mentoring not only in the technical aspects of minimally invasive image-guided procedures, but the nuances and importance of clinical care in the pre-procedural workup to post-procedural follow-up. Your path will be augmented with experience in carefully hand-selected, complementary rotations including a MICU, Vascular Surgery, neurointerventional radiology, and oncologic disciplines, as well as numerous elective choices. You will run your own outpatient IR clinic by seeing patients from the initial complaint to their final follow-up, admit patients and oversee their care, see how a successful private practice vein clinic is run, be the point person on urgent and emergent consults, and be one of the leads in regular Tumor Board and Vascular/Dialysis multidisciplinary conferences. Finally, we strongly encourage research in IR as well as a project involving idea/device innovation to bring out the inventor in you. Our goal is to graduate you as an interventional radiologist ready for academic or private practice.
For the Fall 2016 match, we will currently be accepting applications from fourth year medical students for one IR/DR resident Advanced (A) position to start in the 2018-2019 academic year after a year of internship in the 2017-2018 year. We will also be accepting applications for one applicant who is currently in or has recently completed internship for one IR/DR resident direct match Physician (R) position, to start their IR/DR residency in the coming 2017-2018 academic year.
We will also be accepting applications in our Diagnostic Radiology (DR) residency training program for 4 Advanced (A) positions and one direct match Physician (R) position – we hope to have the ESIR designation available for 2 diagnostic residents per year for each class, which would allow ESIR-accepted residents to complete a one year Independent IR Residency instead of the traditional two year Independent IR Residency.
I cannot express enough how being an interventional radiologist is absolutely the most gratifying job in the world, and helping to teach the next generation of interventional radiologists is the greatest privilege to complement that job. Thank you again for your interest.
Raj Pyne, MD
Program Director, Rochester General Hospital IR/DR Residency
Associate Program Director, Rochester General Hospital DR Residency