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The Children's Mercy Kansas City Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program accepts one fellow per year for a one-year program. The curriculum is based out of Children's Mercy Hospital and blends outpatient and inpatient clinical training, with time allowed for research activity.

Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children's Mercy and the University of Kansas continues to grow. There are currently eleven pediatric otolaryngology faculty who are augmented by three neurotologists. Children's Mercy is a regional 367-bed tertiary referral center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center which includes 41 Pediatric ICU and 87 Neonatal ICU beds. With 33 sections and divisions and more than 400 pediatric faculty members, we provide one of the most stimulating academic and clinical environments in the country. 

The fellow will see patients in their own outpatient clinic, as well as serve as the team leader for the inpatient team. They also have the opportunity to complete two research projects that will be submitted for national presentation and publication.

The fellowship also supports a unique opportunity to participate in medical mission work in underserved countries.

  • The Children's Mercy Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program accepts one fellow per year for a one-year program. We received ACGME full accreditation in August 2010.
  • Children's Mercy is consistently voted by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the top places to work in Kansas City. Companies are ranked based on the results of a confidential survey completed by a percentage of their work forces.
  • Children's Mercy residents and fellows are engaged in a unique training experience with a diverse clinical population and can experience a wide-ranging array of pediatric pathology. You will also have access to an approachable faculty and a variety of didactic opportunities.
  • The fellowship curriculum is based out of Children's Mercy Hospital, with time divided between outpatient and inpatient clinical training. There is time allowed for research activity and support for IRB approval, research design and statistical analysis.
  • Educational experiences occur primarily at Children's Mercy, but may also include The University of Kansas Medical Center. At Children's Mercy Hospital, the fellow attends a general fellowship conference series and pediatric otolaryngology lecture series which include pathology and radiology conferences. The fellow will participate in a biostatistics course and a clinical practice, and a quality improvement lecture series both offered specifically for fellows through Children's Mercy Hospital.
  • The fellow will have a unique opportunity to join in a surgical mission trip to Guatemala at the end of the fellowship program, in conjunction with The University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology and the Medical Missions Foundation.
  • Life in Kansas City includes world-class jazz; even better barbecue; more than 200 fountains; multiple arts venues; and the fabulous Plaza Lights!


Academic Curriculum

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Clinical Experience

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Meet the team of faculty for this fellowship.

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for this fellowship to begin the application process.