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How to Apply

Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

Application requirements

Children’s Mercy is committed to recruiting and training a diverse group of subspecialists. We seek to provide high-quality clinical care by creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of patients we serve.

We embrace diversity in all forms, including race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. We strive to create an inclusive community where all feel welcome and supported. Women, physicians historically underrepresented in medicine, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Qualified applicants must complete an ACGME-accredited, three-year pediatric residency program prior to beginning the fellowship. Certification in general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics is a requirement for continuation in the fellowship program.  All candidates must have passed Step 3 prior to being ranked.

International Applicants

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

Changing Immigrant Status

Residents and fellows who wish to change their immigration classification while pursuing a graduate medical training program 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.  

To apply, please complete the common fellowship application through the Academic Pediatric Association. Submit completed application along with curriculum vitae and personal statement to Tyler K. Smith, MD, MPH, FAAP Fellowship Program Director.

Fellowship applicants must register for the Pediatric Fall Specialties NRMP Match. For more information about the fellowship training program, please contact Tyler K. Smith, MD, MPH, FAAP, Fellowship Program Director.