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How to Apply

Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

Application Requirements


Children’s Mercy is committed to recruiting and training a diverse group of subspecialists. We seek to provide high-quality clinical care by creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of patients we serve.

We embrace diversity in all forms, including race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. We strive to create an inclusive community where all feel welcome and supported. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Children's Mercy accepts applicants with J-1 Visa status. Applicants must have participated in a US ACGME accredited residency program and be sponsored by the ECFMG for the J-1 non-immigrant Visa classification and have and maintain valid ECFMG certification throughout the length of their training program. In some cases, Children's Mercy will sponsor an H-1B Visa. Please contact GME if you have further questions.

To apply, please complete the common fellowship application through the Academic Pediatric Association. Submit completed application along with curriculum vitae and personal statement to Tyler K. Smith, MD, MPH, FAAP Fellowship Program Director.

Fellowship applicants must register for the Pediatric Fall Specialties NRMP Match. For more information about the fellowship training program, please contact Tyler K. Smith, MD, MPH, FAAP, Fellowship Program Director.

For this fellowship, travel will be reimbursed up to $300 per applicant for round trip coach airfare within the continental United States. If traveling by car and if the travel distance one-way to Children's Mercy is greater than 50 miles from your home address, round-trip gas mileage to your home address will be reimbursed at the current federal government mileage rate up to $300 per applicant. Mileage will be calculated based on the distance between your home address and Children's Mercy Hospital; this data will be derived from an internet mapping program.

A copy of the airline itinerary including ticket price or a completed expense report documenting mileage driven must be submitted to the program coordinator within 15 days from the date of travel to process your reimbursement. Transportation to and from the airport by taxi or shuttle are also reimbursed with a receipt.