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Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

The Children's Mercy Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and is listed under the Children's Mercy Hospital. The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program.


Applications requirements and details

  • Three letters of recommendation from residency faculty members are required. 

  • An interview process will take place between August and September. 

  • Children's Mercy will arrange and pay for accommodations for a one-night stay at a local hotel.

  • Children's Mercy reimburses up to $300 for travel expenses for fellows interviewing from outside the Kansas City area. 


International candidates


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.


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.