Diagnostic Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

About the fellowship

The first-year fellows progress through all major modalities under full-time staff supervision. These include plain radiography, fluoroscopy, cross-sectional body imaging, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology and cardiovascular imaging (CVI).

During these rotations, the fellow sees extensive pediatric pathology and develops clinical skills for evaluating sick children and effectively interacting with patients, parents and referring physicians. Daily work schedules and emergency call allows the fellow to gain experience in performing procedures under staff supervision.

The Radiology fellow attends teaching conferences two to three times a day on most days.  Additional conferences include monthly interdepartmental clinical correlation conferences in Gastroenterology, Neuroradiology and ENT, and Urology, as well as Quality Improvement, General Physics, Academic lectures, and bi-weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) Teaching File conferences at which time the fellow is responsible for submitting at least one Power Point presentation per week. The fellow will actively participate in weekly conferences. Journal Club allows an opportunity for each fellow to submit selected articles for review and present them to the staff and other trainees. The fellow will also have progressive teaching responsibilities involving residents and medical students.

Elective and research time is provided.

How to apply

Please download the application (PDF), complete the appropriate fields and mail it to the address listed at the end of the application form.

Instructions for application

The fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed residency training in a program approved by the American Board of Radiology or who will otherwise be eligible for Board certification.

Fellowship application checklist

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript sent directly from your medical school
  • Three letters of reference, addressed to Sabah Servaes, MD, director of the Radiology Fellowship and Residency Program, from professionals familiar with your work
  • Parts I, II and III of the USMLE’s taken within the seven-year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • If a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, a valid ECFMG certificate
  • If not a citizen of the United States, copy of permanent resident card or appropriate visa
  • Photograph for identification purposes only

Application materials can be mailed to:

Gabriella Dunn
Fellowship Coordinator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
Room 3W47, Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-2564
Fax: 267-425-7195

An interview may be scheduled after receipt of all of the above documents.

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Day of your interview

Candidates for the Pediatric Radiology Program arrive at the Philadelphia International Airport the evening prior to their visit. Take a taxi to the hotel, or the airport R1 train to University City, Philadelphia. There will be a reservation in your name at Sheraton University City. The hotel is within walking distance of the Hospital.

You will begin your day interviewing with several members of our faculty, and touring the Department with one of our current fellows. At mid-day, lunch will be at a nearby restaurant with one or two of our fellows.

Your day will be finished by 3 p.m., leaving time for your return home.

For more information, contact Gabriella Dunn, Program Coordinator, at 215-590-2564 or by email.