Interventional Radiology—Independent Residency Program

Our program boasts a 100 percent first-time board pass rate

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Baylor Scott & White Interventional Radiology—Independent Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our one- or two-year program provides exposure to the complete spectrum of interventional radiology at an outpatient facility that performs more than 14,000 procedures annually.

Diagnostic Radiology residents currently in their PGY4 year (ESIR or Non-ESIR) are eligible to apply for the Interventional Radiology Independent Residency. Graduates from the program will be eligible to apply for certification in interventional radiology. We currently have approval for one yearly position in the Interventional Radiology Independent Residency.

We accept one fellow per year. Further details about the Interventional Radiology Independent Residency can be found on the Society of Interventional Radiology website.


The collaborative nature of the multispecialty system at Baylor Scott & White Health fosters working relationships with specialists from other departments. The working environment is cordial and fun, and a full crew of nurses and technologists complement the capabilities of the staff.

Fellows rotate on a daily basis through a variety of services including vascular intervention, vascular imaging, nonvascular intervention and interventional radiology outpatient clinic.

The interventional radiology division is involved in a number of clinical trials, and fellows are afforded the opportunity to participate in research at the local and national levels.

Fellows home call one night per week and one weekend a month (total of seven nights per month) Moonlighting opportunities are available.

A generous meeting stipend is offered for one national meeting. Fellows also attend the annual Society of Interventional Radiology Spring Practicum. In addition, a unique educational experience is offered through consultation services provided to the division from visiting, guest professors distinguished in the field of interventional radiology.

  • Diagnostic angiography including, thoracic, abdominal, peripheral and pulmonary arteries
  • Angioplasty and stenting of peripheral, renal, extra-cranial cerebral arteries
  • Comprehensive treatment of venous insufficiency/varicose veins
  • Transvascular embolization for the control of hemorrhage from the GI tract, lungs, tumors and trauma
  • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
  • Transvascular embolization of vascular anomalies
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS)
  • Dialysis access and maintenance procedures
  • Venous access
  • Image guided biopsy and fluid drainage
  • IVC filter placement
  • Gastrostomy insertion
  • Biliary drainage, dilatation and stenting
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Interventional Oncology
    • DEB-TACE
    • Y-90
    • Cryoablation
    • Microwave ablation
    • RFA

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

We will begin accepting applications for the position through ERAS beginning Dec. 1. Deadline for applications is Dec. 15.

We will review applications from both ESIR and non-ESIR applicants. We will interview/rank candidates based on application quality and not whether candidates will train as an independent IR resident for one or two years.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact our program administrator, Melisa Harris Pates.

Application Requirements

Diagnostic Radiology residents currently in their PGY4 year (ESIR or Non-ESIR) are eligible to apply for the Independent Interventional Radiology residency

Applicants must also provide:

  • Passing scores on Steps 1, 2CK, 2CS and Step 3 of the USMLE
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • ESIR applicants must provide a letter from their PD verifying acceptance into ESIR and block diagrams for all four years of diagnostic radiology residency
Learn more about Baylor Scott & White Health's general hiring policies.

Contact Us

Melisa Harris Pates, MS
Phone: 254.724.4507
Fax: 254.724.6588

Interventional Radiology—Independent Residency Program
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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