Training the next generation of pediatric radiologists.
The pediatric radiology fellowship accepts 2 fellows per year. We provide clinical training across a broad spectrum of imaging tests for pediatric disorders and normal development. Fellows receive hand-on training in protocoling, monitoring and interpreting radiographic, fluoroscopic, ultrasound, nuclear imaging, CT and MR examinations. Supervision is supplied by 6 full time and 1 part time Board certified pediatric radiologists. Trainees are given increasing levels of responsibility and independence during the 12 month fellowship. Growth in all of the ACGMEmilestones is stressed, with attention given to learning how to interact and communicate effectively with pediatric patients, their care givers and families.
Inpatient, outpatient and emergency department cases are performed at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where all of the training occurs. Additional cases are read remotely from the Children’s Specialty Care Center, an out patient facility. Fellows handle cases from the St. Louis area, and also see a large volume of referrals and transports. SLCH is a 280 bed hospital with busy neonatal, pediatric and cardiac intensive care services. It is a major transplant center performing heart, lung, liver and renal transplants. The emergency department and community based primary care and specialty clinics provide additional volume. An expansion project is ongoing, to be completed in 2017. This includes a 12 level tower with 96 additional pediatric beds and 132 new/renovated NICU beds. All equipment is state of the art and includes digital radiography, low-dose pulsed fluoroscopy, multidetector CT, 1.5T and 3T MR and 4 ultrasound units.
Fellows take part in multiple departmental and interdisciplinary conferences each week. Multiple research opportunities are available and non-clinical time is provided for each fellow to pursue individual interests.
For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Hulett Bowling MD