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How to Apply

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Fellows are required to have completed an ACGME-accredited pediatric or combined pediatric-internal medicine residency program.

The application consists of curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (one from the Program Director, two additional Letters of Recommendation from faculty members) and a one-page personal statement detailing reasons for wanting to pursue academic training in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Applications may be submitted from July 1 - September 15.  Interviews will run from September to mid-November. 

The Children's Mercy Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program.  The Match opens in August.

Applicants will be invited to a one-day interview where they will meet the Program Director, Division Director and other key faculty. Once all interviews have been completed, the Program Director will compile a rank list of all applicants interviewed. This list will take into account the application content and input from faculty interviews. Applicants will be notified on Match Day.

International applicants


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. Residents/Fellows who wish to change their immigration classification while pursuing a graduate medical training Program at CMH 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.