Division of Pediatric Radiology
Contact Information

Joanne Zabihaylo
Administrative Coordinator
Department of Medical Imaging
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Tel: 613-737-7600 ext. 2834
FAX: 613-738-4811
jzabihaylo@cheo.on.ca

University of Ottawa Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

Fellowship Director: Jorge Davila, MD, Assistant Professor - Radiology
Administrative Coordinator: Joanne Zabihaylo jzabihaylo@cheo.on.ca

The Department of Medical Imaging at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)/University of Ottawa offers four one-year fully funded Pediatric Radiology Fellowship positions.

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is a free standing teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. The hospital has 165 beds and supports a full complement of Pediatric and Surgical subspecialties, including Neurosurgery and Cardiac Surgery. The hospital has an affiliated research institute (CHEO-RI) which supports both basic and clinical research activities throughout the institution.

Over 115,000 examinations per year are performed in the Medical Imaging Department. Residents in Medical Imaging and Pediatrics rotate through the Department.  The Department has 12 pediatric radiologists on staff providing imaging services in all areas of pediatric imaging.

The Department has a very active emergency and clinical service with state-of-the-art imaging equipment.  There is a 1.5 Tesla MR scanner and a 3 Tesla MR scanner, a 64-slice CT scanner, two state-of-the-art digital fluoroscopy rooms, digital Radiography, and seven ultrasound units with Doppler and colour flow imaging.  There are two nuclear medicine cameras with multi-planar SPECT capability and bone mineral densitometry.  The department is fully digital with an upgraded RIS driven integrated PACS and VR system.

Multiple multidisciplinary research projects are taking place in our Department. The fellows are invited to be an active part of them or to start new research projects under the guidance of the members of our staff.

General Objectives

  • Gain a good knowledge of normal development and variations in pediatric imaging.
  • Gain an organized knowledge base for the wide range of pediatric pathology.
  • Understand the physical and technical aspects of pediatric imaging with respect to immobilization, sedation, patient positioning, minimizing radiation and contrast media.
  • Be able to prescribe, plan and supervise the different imaging modalities, e.g. GI/GU, CT, NM or MRI, with knowledge of our routine protocol, as well as the ability to tailor a study depending on the condition of the child
    and/or suspected pathology.

General Duties

  • Consult effectively with other physicians, technologists, nurses, and other health care professionals.
  • Participate in teaching pediatric and radiology residents.
  • Attend and contribute effectively to the departmental and interdepartmental rounds and multi-specialty groups (Oncology, Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Urology, Cardiology, ER, Neonatal ICU, etc.)
  • Contribute actively to the teaching file by adding cases.
  • Participate in at least one research project involving Pediatric Radiology imaging

Application Deadline
Application Procedure for Foreign candidates: http://postgrad.med.uottawa.ca/foreign/foreignapplications.aspx

If you have not yet completed your Radiology residency, you must provide a letter from your Program Director stating when you will complete your Radiology residency as well as the estimated date you will receive your specialty certificate. A copy of the Specialty Certificate will be required at the time of the interview.
Please note that the CPSO has a special pathway for International Medical Graduates that does not require LMCC, USMLE, TOEFL, etc.

Application Procedure for U. S. Citizens: same as above (Foreign candidates)
Application Procedure for Canadian or Canadian Trained Candidates:

  • Applications must be submitted by email to the Administrative Coordinator, Joanne Zabihaylo, jzabihaylo@cheo.on.ca;
  • Cover letter must indicate name of subspecialty fellowship;
  • Personal Statement (should include reasons for applying to our program);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Copy of medical degree and specialty degree;
  • Three reference letters.
  • You must provide a letter from your Program Director stating when you will complete your Radiology residency as well as the estimated date you will receive your specialty certificate. A copy of the Specialty Certificate will be required at the time of the interview.

2017-18 Academic Year: Applications will be accepted between June 1st and December 31, 2015

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