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Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

Applicants to the Children's Mercy Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited combined residency program in PMR/Pediatrics or

  • Completion of separate ACGME-accredited residencies in Pediatrics and PMR, and

  • American Board of PMR certification or eligibility

Our program participates in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program. Applications will be considered through the end of October. Three letters of recommendation are required and all candidates must have passed Step 3.

Interviews provide the opportunity for candidates to meet our current fellows and staff and tour our excellent facilities. Interviews are generally held from August to November on Mondays or Fridays. Children's Mercy will arrange and pay for accommodations for one night at a local hotel. The evening before your interview, we also invite you to join our current fellows for dinner in one of Kansas City's numerous entertainment districts. Children's Mercy also reimburses up to $300 in travel expenses for those candidates who travel from outside the Kansas City Metro area to interview.

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 at CMH 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 PRM Fellowship program! For more information, contact:

Joanna Bradley, BA, Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 302-8420