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How to Apply

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program is sponsored by Children's Mercy Hospitals in coordination with The University of Kansas Medical Center. Each year we appoint one fellow through the San Francisco Matching Program.

Application Requirements and Details


Each fellow must successfully complete an ACGME-accredited residency and meet other criteria as specified by the ACGME Review Committee. 

An interview will take place between January and April. 

Children's Mercy will arrange and pay for accommodations for a one-night stay at a local hotel. Children's Mercy reimburses up to $300 for travel expenses for fellows interviewing from outside the Kansas City area.

Application Deadline


The deadline for applications is January 15 each year.

International Candidates


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 Canadian or US ACGME accredited residency program.  In some cases, Children's Mercy will sponsor an H-1B Visa.


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.