Radiology Research Fellowship

About the fellowship

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Radiology Research Fellowship consists of a 1-2 year fellowship with 80% dedicated academic time and pursuit of Master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

Individuals who have completed a year of pediatric radiology, interventional radiology, or neuroradiology training and demonstrated promise as a researcher are encouraged to apply. Salary support will be provided almost at the level of an attending radiologist, including tuition benefits through the University of Pennsylvania once appointed as an instructor. Interested candidates should consider an early application submission in order to meet the timeline for registration and tuition support.

This opportunity allows the participant to establish a research career with access to a wide breadth of institutional resources and multidisciplinary relationships while allowing the flexibility to explore innovative and groundbreaking ideas in pediatric imaging research.

Fellows will have either none or 20% clinical responsibilities in various pediatric radiology rotations in the department.

All fellows have access to our dedicated Clinical Research Core to support them in their research endeavors.

Successful participants will be encouraged to submit projects to national and international meetings, apply for grants, and publish scientific manuscripts. Current fellows are focused in the following areas of subspecialty imaging:

  • Education
  • Genitourinary (GU)
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Neuroradiology
  • Non-Accidental Trauma (NAT)
  • Oncology

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 Sabah Servaes, MD, Program Director, 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:

Gabriella Dunn
Program Coordinator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
Room 3W47, Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-2564
Fax: 267-425-7195
Email: DUNNGC@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU

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 Radiology Research Fellowship Program 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.

Your day will be finished by 3 p.m., leaving time for your return home. However, for applicants applying to multiple programs, the schedule may include additional interviews for each program.

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

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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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