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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.

Two for two

Both Ray E. Helfer Society national grants this year went to Children’s Mercy fellows. Cree Kachelski, MD, PEM/CAP received a 2-year, $6,029 grant for her project, “Building a Better Screen: medical care usage by adolescents who self-reported or are at high risk for commercial sexual exploitation as compared to low/no risk adolescents.”

Rachel Segal, MD, CAP, received a 2-year, $6,380 grant for her project, “Understanding Home Visitor Attendance at Well Child Checks: A Qualitative Study.” The project aims to gather evidence of the effectiveness of home visiting programs. This research project aims to understand participant perceptions of the benefits and challenges of home visitors attending WCCs with families through qualitative study.

60 Seconds of Solidarity

For the Children’s Mercy Graduate Medical Education resident-run Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the George Floyd incident inspired a brief feature in each issue of the house staff minutes called “60 Seconds of Solidarity.” Zuri Hudson, MD, third-year peds resident and co-chair of the DEI Committee, said the George Floyd incident was the first of many social issues highlighted in the minutes over the past year. The 60 Seconds of Solidarity features have focused on everything from how COVID-19 is impacting minority communities, to Juneteenth, to the Tokyo Olympics and organizers’ plans to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in the games.  Each brief feature includes a link for those who want more information.

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.