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With 38 board-certified pediatricians and 5 primary care locations, the Children’s Mercy Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship will provide you with advanced education to highly qualified physician educators with a passion for medical education, research, leadership, child advocacy and clinical care of pediatric patients.

Our fellowship training program’s mission is to prepare and train pediatric clinicians for careers in academic medicine as medical educations and independent research for underserved communities and populations.

Your educational experience


Scholarly activities

Engage in scholarly activities that can build skills in research methodology and techniques, systematic literature review and primary research project, grand and manuscript writing (60-80% protected time).

Clinical time

Work at Children’s Mercy Broadway, Vibrant Health/Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic, and Operation Breakthrough outpatient clinics, including primary care, teen and specialty clinics as well as full-term nursery at University Health (20-40% clinical time).

Teaching

Supervise and teach pediatric residents and medical students.

Education

Complete either a Master’s degree or certificate in health professions education.

Didactic series


Participate in the specific educational seminars that will complement trainees learning needs including:

  • curriculum development and evaluation
  • journal club
  • research-in-progress
  • scientific presentations
  • physician wellness

Other opportunities include:

  • Core Curriculum Didactics: in your first year, monthly meetings of fellows from all subspecialities hospital-wide to address topics including leadership development, ethics, quality improvement and safety, and manuscript preparation
  • Grand Rounds: weekly conference with local and national speakers presenting pertinent pediatrics topics
  • Professor Rounds: case-based presentations with an educational didactic component for hospital staff
  • Continuous Quality and Practice Improvement: annual seminars as well as monthly longitudinal experiential classes offered to promote education of and development of quality improvement

Apply for the program

The Academic Pediatric fellowship participates in the Pediatric Fall Specialties NRMP Match. The fellowship also uses the common fellowship application through the Academic Pediatrics Assocation. Submit completed application along with curriculum vitae and personal statement to Tyler K. Smith, MD, MPH, FAAP Fellowship Program Director.

Our Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship leadership team

Tyler K. Smith, MD, MPH, FAAP
Program Director
(816) 960-4162

Sarah King, MS, C-TAGME
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 760-8818
srking@cmh.edu

Johnae Sawyer, MHA
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-9374
jsawyer1@cmh.edu