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Professional Education

We are committed to creating a culture of excellence in medical education. Children's Mercy provides world-class education opportunities for practicing and aspiring health care professionals.

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World-class Education

Children's Mercy provides world-class education opportunities for practicing and aspiring health care professionals. Education activities are designed to promote professional growth and development and to enhance quality patient care and positive patient outcomes.

Areas of emphasis

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Student Programs

Learn about available clerkships, internships, sub-internships, externships, and certificate programs available for students pursing a medical, nursing, or health care-related degree.

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Residency Programs

A residency training experience at Children’s Mercy combines outstanding clinical experiences covering the entire array of pediatric medicine through an extremely diverse patient population.

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Fellowship Programs

Fellowships are training programs for post-graduate students or practicing health care professionals looking to move into a subspecialty field.

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Observerships at Children's Mercy give students, medical students, and practicing physicians to an opportunity to observe physicians, nurses, and health care professionals for a short period of time.

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Continuing Education

Children's Mercy provides comprehensive resources to support practicing health care professionals to continue in their academic and educational pursuits.

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Events and Conferences

See upcoming events, conferences, and lectures.

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Library Services

Children's Mercy Library Services assists employees, residents, fellows and faculty members with electronic resource instruction, literature searches, and access to electronic and print resources, including resources from UMKC Health Sciences Libraries.

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Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) at Children’s Mercy is committed to supporting the professional and personal growth of all faculty members in their academic medicine careers.

About Education


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Policies and Reports

Browse reports for Graduate Medical Education, including the Policy and Procedure Manual and Annual Report.

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Travel Reimbursement

Children's Mercy Kansas City is pleased to offer travel reimbursement for GME fellowship applicants invited to interview in our programs.

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Graduate Medical Education Awards

We promote and recognize excellence in education each year with a series of awards presented at the Annual Graduate Medical Education Awards Ceremony.

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Salaries and Benefits

Graduate Medical Education programs at Children's Mercy provide a variety of perks, benefits and on-site services to help make the residents/fellows' experience positive and rewarding.