Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

Raghu Ramakrishnaiah, MBBS, Program Director
Lacie Covington, Program Coordinator

Prerequisite: ABR-certified or eligible or ≥1 year ACGME-training and prior experience deemed suitable by the program director; USMLE Steps 1-3.

One-year ACGME accredited fellowship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), a 316-bed tertiary care regional referral center and teaching hospital with an emphasis on research. ACH is the state’s only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the finest and largest children’s hospitals in the nation. Flexibility in rotations is tailored to the fellow’s interests, and training in all aspects of pediatric imaging is provided, including computed radiography, digital fluoroscopy, neonatal and fetal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, angiography, cardiac imaging, ultrasound, CT, MRI (including MR angiography and spectroscopy) and bone densitometry.

Teaching faculty includes 14 board certified fellowship trained radiologists representing all subspecialties, all having obtained or eligible for Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ). Ample research opportunities are available, with the expectation of one academic project during the course of the fellowship. A new learning center provides office space, computer access, and PACS for study, lecture preparation, and imaging consultation. The fellow participates in numerous intra- and interdepartmental conferences. We accept one fellow per year.

Fellowship Application Process for Pediatric Radiology

Qualified candidates for programs that do not participate in the Residency Match should submit a completed Universal application form with a current CV, a personal statement of career goals and professional plans, and a USMLE transcript (all scores).

We require 3 letters of recommendation from current and former clinical faculty. One letter must be from your program director and all should be recently dated and on institutional letterhead. If you have been in private practice for 5 or more years, however, non-partner physician letters are acceptable.

We recommend you submit your application materials as soon as they are available. Complete applications are reviewed in an ongoing fashion and it is our policy to make interview decisions as quickly as possible. Candidates who are selected for an interview will notified by e-mail and scheduled for an on-campus visit.

Applications may be sent by mail, fax, or e-mail. Letters of recommendation must be on institutional letterhead and mailed to the department. Letters sent by fax or email will not be considered.

If you are an international graduate, we request that you enter the country at least two weeks prior to the start of the fellowship in order to adequately process your appointment and complete all documentation required for you to begin the fellowship program on the approved start date.

If you have questions about any of the residency options, please contact the Program Coordinator.

For Pediatric Fellowships
send application to:

Ms. Lacie Covington
4301 W. Markham, #556
Little Rock, AR 72205
Fax: 501-686-5370
Phone: 501-686–6912


The UAMS Department of Radiology welcomes applications from all qualified applicants

Candidates for ACGME-accredited programs must meet all program-specific eligibility criteria. You will not need a medical license while in the program, but the College of Medicine will not admit a resident/fellow that the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) will not consider for an Arkansas license. (See Arkansas Medical Practices Act 17-95-401 through 17-95-407 on Licensing and Regulation 14 of the Regulations of the Arkansas State Medical Board.).

Before you interview with us, we ask you to become familiar with the terms, conditions and benefits of appointment and employment.

Note to International Medical Graduates

We seek the most qualified residents and fellows, regardless of country of education. Some of our most outstanding residents and faculty are international medical graduates (IMGs). Because of the large number of applications and the difficulty of evaluating the records of IMGs, we can offer interviews only to those graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have a currently valid ECFMG certificate prior to appointment or a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Arkansas and meet the eligibility requirements for the program.