The Pediatric Radiology section is devoted to teaching medical students, residents in radiology, pediatrics, and pediatric surgery as well as faculty members in pediatrics and pediatric surgery. UCSF Pediatrics residents and UCSF medical students complete elective rotations in our section. In addition, medical students and pediatric radiology faculty from national and foreign medical centers visit our section. Those who rotate to and visit us observe and learn from our daily clinical activities and receive the opportunity to engage in research projects. In addition, we provide a variety of structured lectures:
For UCSF medical students, our section provides 2-3 “Introduction to Pediatric Imaging“ lectures per month at the Learning Center of the Department of Radiology. In addition, we contribute “Essentials of Pediatric Radiology“ lectures for 4th year medical students for the “CODA course (MED111)” at UCSF Medical School.
For Radiology residents and clinical fellows in pediatric Radiology, we present structured lectures and case presentations 3 times per month as noon conferences. In addition, a “core-course” in Pediatric Radiology, covering some central subjects of the specialty is provided during August of each Academic Year. Lectures in Emergency Radiology in Pediatrics are given in September as preparation for Radiology residents to take call.
Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program
The pediatric radiology section trains two ACGME pediatric radiology fellows per year in all aspects of pediatric imaging. More information regarding the fellowship can be found at our fellowship program page.
The pediatric radiology imaging section at UCSF prides itself in the variety and depth of interdepartmental teaching that occurs on a daily basis. Conferences with other specialties in the pediatric hospital include:
Pediatric Surgery – weekly, Wednesdays at 10:00
Pediatric Oncology - weekly, Thursdays at 11:00
Pediatric Orthopedics - weekly, Thursdays at 7:00
Pediatric Neuroradiology - weekly, Tuesdays at 8:00
Pediatric Rheumatology - monthly, 4th Monday of the month at 2:00
Pediatric Grand Rounds - biweekly
Pediatric Urology - monthly
NICU - Mon, Wed & Fri at 1
The pediatric fellows lecture series can be found at the Department of Pediatrics website.
Radiology Teaching File
A teaching file collection with currently over 4000 pediatric imaging cases is constantly being updated and available for use by any member of the Radiology Department.
On the postgraduate level, Pediatric Radiology faculty members are active participants in the continuing education courses offered by the USCF Department of Radiology as well as under the aegis of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, and other societies and universities. For a complete list of the UCSF Department of Radiology CME course offerings, please visit the Department of Radiology Postgraduate CME website.
Pediatric Imaging Beyond UCSF
The Pediatric Radiology Faculty is proud to be highly engaged in mentoring and teaching numerous students, residents, fellows and faculty from various backgrounds. Our mentees continue to become leaders in their fields in well-recognized national and international institutions. Thus, our teaching efforts contribute to the growing technological and cultural linkages that connect individuals, health care professionals and communities around the world.