About the Fellowship

Overview

The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is a one-year, comprehensive educational experience involving all pediatric imaging modalities, including CT (16-64 detector), MR (1.5T and 3T), ultrasound, fluoroscopy, radiography, nuclear medicine/PET-CT and interventional procedures. Fellows gain experience in advanced techniques of pediatric imaging including fetal MR, cardiovascular imaging (CT and MR), MR urography, MR enterography and MR cholangiography. They also gain experience in neuroimaging, including spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, tractography and functional brain imaging and digital 3D image rendition and processing. The fellowship emphasizes technique and radiation dose optimization for specific imaging tasks.

The Division of Pediatric Imaging offers a multidisciplinary environment with fellows interacting daily with all pediatric subspecialties. Our patient care facilities include the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, inpatient ward floors, outpatient centers on the main campus and at multiple peripheral sites and a satellite pediatric imaging center at our Waltham location. Our division’s medical staff is comprised of six attending pediatric radiologists, a dedicated pediatric radiology nursing team, daily support from Pediatric Anesthesia and a radiology child life specialist.

The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME.

Research Experience

There are numerous opportunities for fellows to develop or continue research in the Division of Pediatric Imaging, including on-site clinical research facilities with many full-time dedicated research staff and opportunities for interdisciplinary investigations. Ongoing research projects include CT radiation dose optimization in children, MR imaging of inflammatory bowel disease in children, cine-MRI of the neck evaluating speech disorders, whole-body diffuse-weighted MRI and hybrid PET imaging. The fellow will have protected academic time for research projects.

How to Apply

Timeline

We are accepting applications for the July 2021 Pediatric Radiology Fellowship. We will review applications and perform interviews in the spring of the calendar year preceding the fellowship year, which runs from July through the end of June. Please contact us directly for any requests for alternate scheduling.

Selection Process

The selection process involves an initial assessment of your CV, personal statement and letters of recommendation. Selected applicants will be invited for half-day interviews with Division of Pediatric Imaging staff members and will have the opportunity to get acquainted with our working environment and facilities. Currently we offer one pediatric radiology fellowship position per year.

Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs, IMGs)

We encourage foreign medical graduates to apply for our fellowship. Please note, to be considered for a fellowship position, you must have passed the USMLE (Steps 1, 2, 3, CSA and TOEFL), have ECFMG certification and be eligible for a Limited Medical License in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please visit the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and Massachusetts Medical Board websites for more detailed information.

Application Materials

Please do not submit documents other than those listed below. If you deem other documents necessary (e.g., medical-school transcripts, USMLE score transcripts, residency rotation reports), we will contact you and request the specific documents. We do not require the Universal Fellowship Application Form.

You may send your application documents separately as long as you only send the required documents.

Due to the large number of applications we receive every year, we strongly encourage you to follow the three steps below regarding application materials

1. Required documents (Please see note below regarding formats):

2. Follow these formats:

  • Curriculum Vitae: Send as a PDF
  • Personal statement: State why you are interested in this fellowship opportunity and in pursuing a career in Pediatric Radiology. Do not exceed one page, use single space and either Arial font in size 11 or Times font in size 12 with one-inch margins. Send as a PDF.
  • Letters of recommendation: Send as a PDF
  • Photo: Send a photo of yourself (preferably one just above the shoulders).

3. Send all required documents by email only to Randheer Shailam, MD at rshailam@mgh.harvard.edu.