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Hands-on education options for pre-med, medical and nursing students as well as those studying in allied health care fields or interested in research careers.

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For medical students

Internships, subinternships and clerkships take tomorrow’s doctors one step closer to pediatric excellence.

For nursing students

Training programs are an integral part of our dedication to nursing excellence, which has earned Children’s Mercy regular Magnet Recognition, nursing’s highest honor.

For allied health students

Internships, practicums and award programs support certification on the road to a range of health care careers.

For high school students

College preparatory, internship, and career planning resources for high school students interested in becoming a physician, nurse, researcher, or allied health professional.


Children's Mercy provides dynamic opportunities for observerships. These opportunities give students, medical students, and practicing physicians a chance to observe our experts from various clinical areas for a short period of time to gain experience and perspective.

Research Learner opportunities

Undergraduate, graduate and professional students interested in working with Children’s Mercy researchers are invited to submit their information to be matched with our faculty.

Contact Education

Graduate Medical Education 

   (816) 234-1693



Brie Cantrell
Observership Coordinator 

  (816) 701-4520


Allied Health 

   (816) 302-1517