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How to Apply

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

The Children's Mercy Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program is sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Prospective candidates should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program.

Application requirements and details

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

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

  • Children's Mercy also reimburses up to $300 in travel expenses for those candidates who travel from outside the Kansas City Metro area to interview.

International candidates

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 classification

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 candidates must have passed Step 3.