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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Fall 2020 Interviews

Along with other Pediatric Infectious Diseases Programs, and to assure the safety of our applicants, faculty, staff and patients, we are conducting all interviews for Fall 2020 virtually. Every effort will be made to make sure Children’s Mercy commitment to clinical excellence, dedicated teaching, innovative research, and a warm and supportive environment is visible to you. If you are unfamiliar with Kansas City, please take a few minutes to explore what we have to offer. We guarantee you will like what you see!

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.

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

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

Amol Purandare, MD
Associate Program Director
(816) 234-3061

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