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Fellowship overview


Children's Mercy offers a three-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Our program provides a broad-based, comprehensive clinical, educational and research experience for the developmental-behavioral fellow. We are committed to high-quality patient care enhanced by academic and research endeavors.

The overall goal of the program is to train pediatricians for an academic career in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Upon completion of the training program, fellows will be eligible for board certification in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

Our faculty includes eight developmental pediatricians, eight psychiatrists, more than 50 doctorate-level psychologists, psychometricians, board-certified behavior analysts, social workers, and nurses.

Fellows are given the opportunity and resources to pursue research and quality improvement, and complete a scholarly and QI project before the end of their fellowship.

Salaries and benefits

2022-23 salaries

  • PGY 4: $73,104.03
  • PGY 5: $74,983.71
  • PGY 6: $77,302.28
  • PGY 7: $79,636.38

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
  • Hospital-issued 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

Learn more about the curriculum for this fellowship, including didactics, courses, workshops, and clubs. 

Clinical experience

Learn about the quality and extent of hands-on experience offered through this fellowship.

Research and quality improvement

Learn more about the research opportunities and focuses offered during this fellowship.

Faculty and fellows

Meet the team of fellows and faculty for the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship.

Apply for the program

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Prospective candidates should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Services. Specific application requirements and materials are available through the ERAS system.

Our Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics team

Sarah Nyp, MD
Program Director
(816) 234-3674

Tiffany K. Foland
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-3248
tkfoland@cmh.edu