VIR Fellowship Program

This accredited fellowship provides a comprehensive experience in both invasive and non-invasive vascular diagnosis and intervention. In addition, it offers a complete experience in non-vascular intervention, including procedures directed by ultrasound and computed tomography. Experience at the Rhode Island Vascular Institute as well as neuroangiographic experience are integral parts of this fellowship.

Procedures are performed in three angiographic suites, all with state of the art digital imaging capability. A total of 5400 procedures are performed annually on over 3000 patients, including over 300 vascular interventions. Fellows typically perform approximately 1250 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures per year.

While the focus of the fellowship is on the acquisition of clinical skills, participation in ongoing clinical and basic science research is an integral part of the fellowship experience. At any given time, numerous institutional review board-approved clinical trials are in progress. A fully equipped angiography suite and operating rooms are available for research.

Accommodations and Benefits

Rhode Island Hospital provides all fellows with professional liability insurance and limited physician registration in the state. The fellowship includes four weeks of paid vacation during the year. Although the hospital does not provide housing for residents or fellows, the Department of Medical Education has been successful in assisting house officers to find suitable accommodations in the community. Rhode Island Hospital house staff have teaching appointments at Brown University, which provides access to the university's educational and athletic facilities.

How to Apply

Applications for fellowship positions are accepted through ERAS, and interviews are granted after review of medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and CV.

Contact us:

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Christine Asmus
casmus@lifespan.org