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Angiography & Interventional Radiology

Elective Number: 2905 (OASIS E74e)

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Sheeran

Coordinator: Sandy Kerns (sk9ef@virginia.edu); 924-9484

Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks

Available: All Rotations

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Room 1832 - Residency/Student Elective Office

Typical day: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.  

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • All requests for days off must be emailed to Sandy Kerns, Education Coordinator (sk9ef@virginia.edu).
  • Students are allowed to take off 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Students will be involved in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients referred to the Interventional Radiology service. Students will participate in case preparation, interventional procedures, imaging interpretations, inpatient consultations, and daily rounds.


  • Obtain understanding of indications and contraindications for common interventional procedures, including: lower extremity arteriography, chemoembolization, venous access procedures, TIPS, and others
  • Gain knowledge of arterial and venous anatomy important to interventional radiology
  • Understand essential pre-procedure evaluations for the most common IR procedures
  • Participate in the post-procedure management issues on daily rounds
  • Learn to perform basic vascular access procedures under direct supervision of an angiography attending (4 week rotation only)


  • Observe and assist in a wide variety of procedures
  • Attend vascular and interventional conferences (M/T/F 0700, W 0730, Th 0645)
  • Learn indications for common procedures
  • Experience pre-procedure evaluations and post-procedure rounding
  • Prepare and present a case observed during the rotation (4 week rotation only)

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