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Application Requirements

Administrative Fellowship



  • Graduate degree from a master’s-level program at an accredited college or university, preferably from a Health Care Administration program. Past candidates have possessed an MBA, MHSA, MPA, MPH or a joint master’s degree. Must be a graduate by the time the fellowship position begins unless school program stipulates a residency/fellowship as a degree requirement.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge about pediatric health care.
  • A desire for professional growth and openness to new experiences.
  • An ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the Administrative Fellowship at Children's Mercy Kansas City. The application for the 2024-2025 Administrative Fellowship will open August 1, 2024. Below are the requirements for the Administrative Fellowship Application:

  • Completed Application Checklist.
  • Cover letter (addressed to Scott Gage, MBA).
  • Current resume.
  • Official graduate and undergraduate school transcripts.
  • Personal statement (not to exceed one page).
    • Should address your interest in a pediatric administrative fellowship, attraction to Children’s Mercy Kansas City, and your career goals and objectives.
  • Essay question response (250-500 words).
    • See application checklist.
  • Three letters of reference.

All documents should be submitted in one PDF via email to by September 5, 2024 at 5 p.m., CST. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If submitting via mail, submissions must be received by the deadline of September 5, 2024 and addressed to:

Valentina Vasquez or Dave Gardner
Children's Mercy Kansas City
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Contact Valentina Vasquez or Dave Gardner at if you have any questions. Thanks for your interest!


Attend our webinars

Please join us for our Administrative Fellowship Informational Webinars on Monday, August 5, 2024 noon to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. Please contact with your desired date to register for this event