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Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

Children’s Mercy invites applications for a our three-year Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship training program. Candidates must possess an MD, DO or PhD degree; PhD degree must be in genetics, human genetics, or related field within the biological sciences, as determined by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

Individuals who hold doctoral degrees earned outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or who have received their medical training outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico need to meet additional requirements determined by ABMGG.

How to apply

Applications will not be considered until all materials are received by October 1. Please submit the following by email.

Fellowship application

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this fellowship
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One published paper or other examples of your scholarly written work

International Applicants

For international citizens, Children's Mercy primarily accepts applicants with J-1 Visa status. To be eligible for appointment, all international citizens must be sponsored by the ECFMG for the J-1 non-immigrant Visa classification and have and maintain valid ECFMG certification throughout the length of their training Program (If an MD or DO candidate). In some cases, Children's Mercy will sponsor an H-1B Visa. Residents/Fellows who wish to change their immigration classification while pursuing a graduate medical training Program at Children's Mercy must seek prior written approval from the GME Department. Failure to seek such approval will subject the trainee to immediate termination from his/her training Program.  All MD Candidates must have passed Step 3.

Our Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship team

Elena Repnikova, PhD
Program Director

Nancy Draffen-Brown, MBA
Fellowship Coordinator