Diagnostic Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

About the fellowship

Radiology CT scanner One of CHOP Radiology’s CT scanners 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.

Conference schedules

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:

Ebony Ford
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
Room 3W47, Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-2564
Fax: 267-425-7195
Email: forden@chop.edu.

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

Other requirements

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

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 Ebony Ford at forden@chop.edu

Next Steps
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Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

Our accredited ACGME-approved Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Training Program focuses on the education of future leaders in pediatric imaging and intervention, with four areas to choose from.

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Department of Radiology

The Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides specialized imaging services for infants, children and pregnant women with a focus on safety.

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