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Professional Education

Welcome. It’s how you’ll feel every day.

Residency and fellowship programs at Children’s Mercy Kansas City deliver more than standard training. We pride ourselves on making sure your personal goals are a priority. That you have the balance and support to do your very best for children. And that your voice is always heard.

You won’t be sitting on your hands waiting on interesting cases to come along. Here you’re part of a team that redefines what’s possible in pediatrics. Because this is a place where the well-being of children is what matters most.

Training doesn’t end with your formal program. Children’s Mercy also offers ways to continue your clinical education and professional growth as a faculty member with Continuing Education, the Office of Faculty Development, Library Services and the Berry Institute.

Anik Patel smiling.

Fellow takes leadership role protecting vulnerable kids

Dr. Anik Patel, one of our Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows, was recently appointed to the AAP Executive Committee for the Council on Immigrant Child and Family Heath (COICFH).

The COICFH was created in July 2019, and it consists of 300+ AAP members. The COICFH is led by 11 members on the Executive Committee, and the members are all appointed by the Board and President of the AAP. He will be serving a 6-year term! His passion in supporting and advocating for the health and wellbeing of immigrant children and their families is remarkable. We know his work will lead to much needed progress for this vulnerable population.

Headshots of Kristyn Jeffries and Claire Seguin smiling.

PHM fellows lead work on safe, effect and equitable care

Dr. Kristyn Jeffries, presented her work entitled "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Unintentional Injuries" at the national Injury Free Coalition for Kids conference and received the inaugural award for best trainee presentation. Kristyn also served as Social Media Co-Chair for the conference.

Dr. Claire Seguin, authored an article for The Link entitled "Dexamethasone: An Effective and Equitable Choice for Asthma Exacerbations." Claire has been instrumental in creating the new Children's Mercy asthma clinical practice guideline and communicating changes to both inpatient and outpatient providers.

2022 interviews

Our pediatric residency and fellowship programs will continue virtual interviews this Fall recruitment season to follow COVID-19 precautions and APPD guidance as well as to allow for a more equitable interview process for all applicants interested in our programs. We hope to see you virtually soon!

The pediatric residency and fellowship programs are currently interviewing virtually for the 2022 recruitment cycle. Interested applicants should visit the individual program’s How to Apply Page for additional requirements and information.