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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.

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, September 22, 2023
  • Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Friday, November 3, 2023

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:

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (virtual)
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023 (in person)
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 (in person)

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

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

July Jean Cuevas, MD
Program Director
(816) 234-3674

Tiffany K. Foland
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-3248