Schools with Pediatric Radiology Programs

Pediatric radiologists are physicians who use medical imaging to diagnose and treat medical conditions in fetuses, infants, children and adolescents. Learn more about what it takes to become a pediatric radiologist, and find out what schools you could attend. Schools offering Cardiovascular Sonography degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Becoming a pediatric radiologist requires extensive education which typically culminates with a residency and fellowship. Read on for more information about your choices on the road to becoming a pediatric radiologist.

What Training Will I Get in Medical School?

During the four years that it takes to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, you will take classroom-based courses and get clinical experience in the medical field. The first two years generally consist of advanced biomedical coursework, but during the third and fourth years, you will complete clinical rotations in the field. Most medical schools require students to complete a residency in pediatrics; students may also be able to choose a short clerkship in radiology to fulfill elective requirements.

What Residency Should I Complete After Medical School?

After medical school, you will need to complete a five-year residency program in diagnostic radiology. During this residency, you will gain extensive experience with a wide range of imaging procedures, using technology such as x-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic residency imaging (MRI) and ultrasound, among others. These programs often include clinical rotations in all areas of radiologic imaging, including thoracic imaging, abdominal imaging, neuroradiology, ultrasound and musculoskeletal imaging. They also gain experience in nuclear medicine and mammography. In addition to clinical practices, residents also have the opportunity to conduct research in an area of interest. It is important to note that residents receive a stipend for their work. When you finish, you will be eligible for the board certification exam offered by the American Board of Radiology.

What Are Some Schools That Offer Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs?

As of the 2014-2015 school year, there were 185 ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency programs in the United States. These schools, each of which was ranked among the top five medical schools in the country for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offer residency programs in diagnostic radiology:

  • University of California - San Francisco
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

What Happens After I Complete My Residency?

If you want to specialize in pediatric radiology, you will need to complete a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Radiology or Pediatric Imaging. In these programs, fellows get focused clinical training using radiologic diagnostic technology to treat pediatric patients. Fellows also attend conferences and contribute to research projects that advance the field. Like residents, fellows are paid.

What Are Some Schools That Offer Pediatric Radiology Fellowships?

Pediatric radiology fellowships are available at each of the three schools listed below. They were all ranked among the top ten medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

  • University of Washington
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of California - Los Angeles

What Is My Employment and Wage Outlook?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2014 to 2024, job opportunities for all specialized physicians are expected to increase by 15%. In January 2017, Payscale.com reported that the median annual salary for all radiologists was $289,278.

To recap, in order to become a pediatric radiologist, you need to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. From there, you must complete a diagnostic radiology residency and a pediatric radiology residency.

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