Baylor College of Medicine provides their ESIR residents with 12 months of interventional radiology training at several distinguished hospitals throughout the Texas Medical Center. The diversity of these hospitals is a unique strength of the BCM ESIR program. Having the opportunity to train at multiple institutions exposes you to faculty from a diverse array of training backgrounds, lending to a variety of teaching styles, procedural preferences, and clinical expertise. These hospitals include Ben Taub Hospital, one of only two level I trauma centers in Houston, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, one of the largest VA medical centers in the country, and at MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the premier comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. Additional IR rotations take place at Texas Children's Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, and at Baylor St. Luke's, an institution that will expose you to a private practice setting. Training at different hospitals also provides you with a diverse breadth of cases that span from short, common procedures to long, multidisciplinary cases that involve multiple rooms and specialties with leaders in the field such as aortic aneurysm repairs and high-end interventional oncology. By the end of the four-year residency at BCM, you should expect to complete well over 1000 procedures along with the acquisition of the confidence and skill set to succeed in the final year of dedicated IR training.
- Brian Imada, M.D.