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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Fellow applicants must be competing or completed a residency at an accredited Pediatric Residency Program in the United States.

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is under the institutional sponsorship of Children’s Mercy. The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program began in 2000 and is fully accredited by the ACGME. We support the pursuit of advanced degrees, such as MPH; Master in Clinical Research, MS in Bioinformatics; Master in Education; or MBA during fellowship training.

Prospective candidates for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program also participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Application requirements are available through the ERAS system. We accept one fellow each year.

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.

Thank you for your interest in the Children's Mercy Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

Jennifer Schuster, MD
Program Director
(816) 234-3061

Angela L. Myers MD, MPH
Associate Program Director
(816) 234-3061

Sarah R. King, MS
Program Coordinator
(816) 760-5399