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Fellowship highlights

The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Children's Mercy provides physicians with skills needed to gain expertise in the medical evaluation of children who may be victims of abuse and/or neglect. The fellowship educates medical and community personnel and provides training on the design, execution and evaluation of research, administration and community advocacy.

We are dedicated to the service of children, families, and investigators involved in cases of potential child abuse and/or neglect of all varieties

The Section of Child Abuse Pediatrics serves a busy clinical practice including 1,700 outpatient visits and 150 inpatient consults per year. We also have strong linkages with child advocacy centers, SART programs, children's mental health agencies, foster/adoptive parent Organizations, children's attorneys and other community programs.

Our fellows may participate in a Master's level program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine, earning a certificate in research design and biostatistics.

Check us out IRL!

Graduate Medical Education Open House

Explore our hospital and our city. Experience our culture of wellbeing and support firsthand. See your future here, with us.

Save the date:

  • Friday, October 4, 2024
  • Friday, October 25, 2024
  • Friday, November 8, 2024

One night lodging paid. Participation will not affect your ranking. All invited applicants will receive additional information at the time of their invitation to interview.

UIM Mix & Mingles

Optional session for applications traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Meet with UIM faculty, fellows and residents. Discuss DEI efforts and life at CM and in KC!

Save the date:

  • Tentative: Thursday, October 3, 2024 (in person)
  • Tentative: Thursday, October 24, 2024 (in person)

Participation will not affect your ranking. All invited applicants will receive additional information at the time of their invitation to interview.‚Äč

Salaries and benefits

2024-25 salaries

  • PGY 4: $78,540.80
  • PGY 5: $79,539.20
  • PGY 6: $81,203.20
  • PGY 7: $84,468.80
  • PGY 8: $86,590.40

Benefits for fellows

  • $1,500 Educational stipend per academic year for books, travel and other educational materials
  • $2,250 Professional stipend for academic year to present scholarly activity
  • Health and dental insurance for trainee and dependents with no premiums
  • $800 a year Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Hospital-issued Laptop/iPad
  • Free parking
  • Moving allowance
  • 20 days of vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid board exam
  • Access to clinical and research librarians, statisticians, scientific writers and learning specialists
  • Tuition allowance of $5,250 per year
  • On-site fitness center and wellness center

Academic curriculum and research

Learn the specialized curriculum offered for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship.

Clinical experience

Learn about the guidelines and structure for clinical experience for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship.

Faculty and fellows

Meet the team of faculty and fellows for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship.

Apply for the program

Children's Mercy Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship currently accepts one fellow every year. Learn how to apply.