Diagnostic Pediatric Radiology Fellowship
About the fellowship
The Diagnostic Pediatric Radiology 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), and ultrasound (US), with system-based practice neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology and cardiothoracic imaging. We also offer dedicated time in nuclear medicine and interventional radiology.
During these rotations, the fellow sees extensive pediatric pathology and develops clinical skills for evaluating sick children, recognizing normal variants, and effectively interacting with patients, parents and referring physicians. Daily work schedules and emergency call allow the fellow to gain experience in performing procedures under staff supervision.
The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.
Radiology fellows attend teaching conferences two to three times a day on most days. Conferences include: Gastroenterology, neuroradiology and ENT, urology, pulmonology, emergency medicine, rheumatology, neonatology, general pediatrics, oncology, and general surgery with pathology as well as quality improvement, general physics, academic lectures, and bi-weekly case conferences. Fellows actively participate in conferences as presenters for interdepartmental conferences as well as a didactic session of their choosing.
Journal Club is a conference which gives each fellow an opportunity to submit selected articles for review and present them to the staff and other trainees. There are also regular meetings with the Program Director as well as educational meetings, with the goal of optimizing the program to meet the fellow’s needs.
The fellow will also have progressive teaching responsibilities involving residents and medical students.
Elective and research time is provided.
How to apply
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.
Please download the application (PDF) and complete the appropriate fields. The completed application can be emailed or mailed along with the following materials to the contact below.
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 Edward Oliver, MD, PhD, director of the Radiology Fellowship and Residency Programs, 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
All application materials, with the exception of the medical school transcripts, can be submitted via email or mailed to:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
Room 3W47, Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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 Diagnostic Radiology Fellowship typically arrive at the Philadelphia International Airport the evening prior to their visit. 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. We also offer the opportunity to dine with staff and fellows the evening of your arrival or of your interview.
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.