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Welcome to the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship Program & thank you for taking the time to learn more about our program! Our fellowship was established in 1981 making it one of the oldest programs in the country. We are associated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and fully accredited by the ACGME. 

Our program strives to develop pediatric emergency medicine physicians who will become leaders in our subspecialty, educators of emergency care providers, and researchers who will work to improve the care of acutely ill and injured children. Our curriculum blends together an excellent mix of graduated level of autonomy in patient care, opportunities in leadership and administration, and a research infrastructure to support fellow scholarly projects. 

We encourage you to explore our website and contact us if you have any questions. 

Children’s Mercy Hospital PEM Fellowship training curriculum includes comprehensive clinical, educational, administrative, and research experiences preparing our fellows for an academic career with clinical expertise and the potential to excel as an educator and researcher. We strongly believe in tailoring each fellow’s curriculum to their area of interest, which has included pediatric ultrasound, sports medicine, and global health.

Academic opportunities

The PEM fellowship educational curriculum is a valued part of training and as such, fellows have protected time for conferences, including weekly PEM fellows’ conferences, morbidity & mortality conference, journal club, quality improvement training, and hospital-wide GME fellows’ conferences. In addition, our fellows are recognized as educators; often teaching in various workshops, courses, and presenting didactics to residents and medical students.

Fellows can obtain a Masters or Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education, Clinical Research, or Bioinformatics through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine during their fellowship training.

A research infrastructure with diverse faculty mentors, research assistants & support staff, fellow specific grant availability, and national collaborations support fellows in completing their scholarly projects.

Academic Curriculum

Learn more about the curriculum, including didactics, courses, and workshops.

Clinical Experience

Learn about the quality and extent of hands-on experience offered through this fellowship. 


Learn more about the research opportunities and focuses offered during this fellowship.


Meet the team of fellows and faculty for this fellowship.


Learn more about the impressive locations offered up to academics during this fellowship. 

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for this fellowship to begin the application process.