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How to Apply

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

Starting in 2024, the program will be a two-year accredited program through ACGME.

The Children's Mercy Pediatric Congenital Surgery Fellowship Program is sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Prospective candidates should apply through the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA). Beginning June 2019, the program will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SF MATCH).


Application Requirements and Details

Three letters of recommendation, one from your current program director and two from faculty are required. 

In addition to the letters of recommendation a performance evaluation form is required from each of the letter writers. Your performance evaluation form can be e-mailed directly to Danelle Vogt, MBA.

Interviews provide the opportunity for candidates to meet our staff, tour our excellent facilities, and interact with current fellows. Interviews are generally held from August to October. Children's Mercy will arrange and pay for accommodations for one night at a local hotel.

Our Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship team

James O'Brien, MD, FACS
Program Director

Danelle Vogt, MBA
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 983-6875