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How to Apply

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Prospective candidates should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Services. Specific application requirements and materials are available through the ERAS system.   All candidates must have passed Step 3 prior to being ranked.

International Applicants

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. Applicants must also have participated in a US ACGME accredited residency program. In some cases, Children's Mercy will sponsor an H-1B Visa.

Changing Immigration Status

Residents and 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. 

Our NPM Fellowship leadership team

Jotishna Sharma, MD, DCH, MEd
Program Director
(816) 802-1177

Charisse Lachica, MD
Associate Program Director
(816) 802-1177

Sarah King, MS, C-TAGME
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 760-8818