Fellow applicants must be completing or completed a residency at an accredited Pediatric Residency Program in the United States and not have more than a two-year gap from time of completion to application. In exceptional instances, please contact the Program Director. All candidates must have passed Step 3.
The Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program is under the institutional sponsorship of the Children’s Mercy. We support the pursuit of advanced degrees, such as MPH; MS in Bioinformatics; Master's in Education; or MBA during fellowship training.
Prospective candidates for the Pediatric Pulmonology 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.
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 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 H-1B Visa candidate. Fellows who wish to change their immigration classification while pursuing fellowship Program training at Children's Mercy, 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.
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 Pulmonology Fellowship Program.