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Pediatric Orthopedics Student Summer Scholarships

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Pediatric Orthopedics Student Summer Scholarships

Children’s Mercy Kansas City's Division of Orthopaedics has funded one-to-two scholarships for students to do research with orthopaedic staff and faculty. The purpose of this program is to address important questions that affect the health of Children’s Mercy patients and to introduce promising students to the fields of pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric rehabilitation. 

Financial Assistance

A stipend is granted to students who devote 20 hours per week for the three months of the summer or the equivalent spread throughout the academic year. Project start date will be determined between the student and the Orthopaedic Research Sub-Committee. See a full description of the Summer Scholars Program (pdf).

Program Goals

  • Provide a quality experience early in the student’s career.
  • Provide mentorship with an academic staff member.
  • Experience assist the student to enter competitive health profession schools and residencies that may prepare them for a career that focuses on helping children with orthopaedic conditions and special needs.
  • Involve students to help answer real questions that may improve the health of the patients cared for by our clinical staff.
  • Retain and develop our professional staff by providing assistance to accomplish important research projects.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and research among our professional staff.

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