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Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

The The Children's Mercy Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and accepts one fellow each year. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and Pediatric Nephrology Match Program and also accept direct applications for those applying outside the match cycle. Three letters of recommendation from medical school faculty are required. Further requirements are below:

  • Application through ERAS

  • ECFMG certificate

  • Minimum two-digit score of 85 on parts I and II of USMLE

  • Clinical experience in the United States is preferable.

  • For international citizens, 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 nonimmigrant 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. Residents/Fellows who wish to change their immigration classification while pursuing a graduate medical training program 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.


Invited candidates will be asked to come to Kansas City for a formal interview. Interviews provide the opportunity for candidates to meet with our staff, tour our state-of-the-art facilities and interact with current fellows. Interviews are generally held from August through October. Children's Mercy will arrange and pay for accommodations for one night at a local hotel and will reimburse travel expenses up to $300.

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.