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How to Apply

Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship

The epilepsy fellowship program applicants preferably will have completed a child neurology residency program prior to starting the fellowship.

Application Process

For all applicants, the hospital currently accepts one fellow every year. Interested applicants should contact Rachel M. Laws, MBA at The fellowship application, three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, personal statement regarding background and career goals and board scores will be required. Interviews are by personal invitation.

International Applicants

Additional information for international medical graduates include an ECFMG certificate; USMLE 1, 2, & 3 scores; clinical experience in the United States. Children's Mercy primarily accepts applicants with J-1 Visa status. To be eligible for appointment, all international citizens must 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. Applicants must also have participated in a US ACGME accredited residency program. In some cases, Children's Mercy will sponsor an H-1B Visa.

Changing Immigration Status

Residents/Fellows who wish to change their immigration classification while pursuing a graduate medical training program at Children's Mercy must seek prior written approval from the GME Department. Failure to seek such approval will subject the trainee to immediate termination from his/her training Program. All candidates must have passed Step 3.