In partnership with Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the Baptist Health Interventional Radiology – Independent Residency provides a unique opportunity for trainees to develop into true clinical interventionalists.

Based at Baptist Health’s flagship hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, residents receive hands-on experience managing a broad spectrum of complex cases within a clinical and academic setting. The training equips residents with the skills to meet the needs of patients in South Florida’s diverse community and beyond, ensuring they uphold the highest standards of excellence.

Our mission is to train residents to be leaders in the field of vascular and interventional radiology.

Program Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) ID: 4151142003

Program Size

PGY-6: 7

Lissette Rodriguez

Program Administrator

Lissette Rodriguez


Featured Training Sites

Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital

The flagship facility of Baptist Health South Florida, Baptist Hospital of Miami has been one of the most respected medical centers in South Florida since its founding in 1960 and is today one of America’s most preferred medical centers. With more than 900 beds, it is the largest of Baptist Health’s 12 hospitals. Three Centers of Excellence are housed on the campus: Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region) and Miami Neuroscience Institute. Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. It is also certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and received the Gold Seal of Approval for consistently meeting high national standards of stroke care. Baptist Hospital was ranked #1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area for the 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Ranking.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Established in 1987, the Institute was one of the first centers in the United States to treat the heart and blood vessels as one entity. This unique approach, coupled with cutting-edge techniques and technologies, advanced research and an international focus, resulted in the Institute becoming a leader in cardiovascular care. Today, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. Patients can experience consistent, exceptional, evidence-based care at Institute locations throughout Baptist Health. Our team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists have pioneered the development of technology used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart. They participate in federally approved clinical research studies and offer the most minimally invasive options whenever possible.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • For 1-year Training: completed an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency with Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
  • For 2-year Training: completed an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency without ESIR

Application Requirements

  • USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3
  • Dean’s letter or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Written personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians who are familiar with the applicant’s professionalism and clinical skills
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable) by February 1
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? AAMC ERAS
  • When are applications accepted? December through March
  • When are candidate interviews? January through March
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? June via NRMP
  • When does the program start? July


Longitudinal Rotations

Our program incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
C-IR Comprehensive Interventional Radiology (Clinic, Procedures, Imaging, Testing Interpretations)
(Year 2)

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