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Peds Fellowship ThorntonThe Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Training program at UAB is an ACGME accredited one-year program based at the Children’s of Alabama, located in Birmingham and attached to University Hospital. Children’s of Alabama serves the greater southeastern United States and is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children.



This one-year program provides advanced training in all pediatric imaging modalities with the clinical curriculum consisting of several rotations:

  • Eight weeks EACH of the following core rotations:
      • CT
      • Fluoroscopy
      • MRI
      • Nuclear Medicine
      • Outpatient Studies
      • Ultrasound
  • Four weeks of Elective Time (Pediatric Interventional, Sports Medicine, or any of the core rotations).


There is a variety of pediatric multidisciplinary conferences available for fellows to attend on a weekly basis, and can fluctuate per rotation to match the fellow’s clinical focus. Attendance to clinical and case conferences are a mandated part of a fellow’s training and is highly encouraged to assist in developing excellent patient care, medical knowledge and interpersonal skills. The following is a partial list of the pediatric multidisciplinary conferences offered:

      • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
      • Pediatric Epilepsy
      • Pediatric Genetics
      • Pediatric GI
      • Pediatric Journal Club
      • Pediatric Neurosurgery
      • Pediatric Surgery Rad/Path
      • Pediatric Tumor Board
      • Peer Review/Difficult Dx
      • PICU
      • Radiology Quality Conference


Call Commitments

Pediatric Radiology Fellows rotate through the call rotation comparably to how the teaching faculty rotate, but with additional consideration to avoid too many consecutive hours covering service. Typically, the fellow will take overnight at-home weekday call once a week (rotates through various days), always followed by a day off. Weekend call is assigned to fellows once every four weeks and will not have weekday call the week directly preceding and/or following weekend call. Faculty are mandated to review all cases a fellow takes while on call.



In addition to the benefits all ACGME-accredited program trainees receive at UAB, our program also provides a book and travel fund for fellows to use towards clinical learning and educational conferences. The program encourages fellows to participate in national and regional conferences dedicated to both pediatric radiology and diagnostic radiology education.


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Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the program:

      • Completed LCME-approved US or Canadian medical school, or AOA-accredited Osteopathic medical school
      • Satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency
      • Passing scores on USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3


Application Criteria

UAB’s Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is currently accepting application on an ongoing basis.

Please send completed applications to audrey.harris@childrensal.org. Applications must consist of the following items:

      • Completed Application Form
      • Personal Statement (letter of interest)
      • Updated CV, including scholarly activities and QI projects
      • Three Letters of Recommendation, one of which from residency Program Director
      • Medical School Transcript
      • Residency Certificate or Confirmation of Anticipated Completion from residency program
      • USMLE Transcript / Scores for Steps 1, 2 (CK & CS), and 3
      • ECFMG certificate (if International Medical Graduate)
      • Photo


No applications will be considered until all required documents have been received.



Interviews are by invitation only. The selection committee will review all completed applications. Selected applicants will be contacted via email with potential interview dates. Please contact us via the information below; we look forward to hearing from you. 


Contact Information:
Eric J. Howell, M.D., Program Director   |   Audrey Harris, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Natasha Millette, Education Administrator
Children’s of Alabama Hospital
1600 7th Avenue South – Pediatric Imaging – Birmingham, AL 35233
(Tel) 205.638.9336 - (Fax) 205.638.6872
eric.howell@childrensal.orgaudrey.harris@childrensal.org | nmillette@uabmc.edu