The Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH) offers a comprehensive fellowship in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology.
The program is open to those who have an MD or DO, MD/PhD, PharmD/PhD or PharmD degree(s), and who have completed an academic training program in either pediatrics (for physicians) or pediatric pharmacotherapy (for clinical pharmacists), with a desire to pursue an academic career with an emphasis on the evaluation of drugs in children.
It is the only pediatric clinical pharmacology program accredited by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology (ABCP) in the United States providing opportunities for advanced clinical and research training.
The goals of the program are to:
- Identify and recruit pediatricians (or pediatric subspecialists) and pediatric clinical pharmacists committed to an academic career in pediatric clinical pharmacology research and support their professional development in the area.
- Provide a structured mentoring program led by a primary research mentor and advisory committee and linked to an explicit timeline and benchmarks.
- Facilitate the preparation, submission and successful attainment of individual career awards (K awards) for each trainee as well as NIH loan repayment awards when appropriate.
- Foster interdisciplinary research training with the involvement of pediatric subspecialist physicians, other health care professionals, and biomedical scientists committed to the evaluation of drugs in children.
Fellows will earn a stipend commensurate with their PGY rank. In addition to salary support and benefits, each fellow will be given appropriate work space, administrative support, computer equipment, laboratory space and support for research and tuition over the period of the fellowship program.