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Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

The Children's Mercy Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program is sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Our program participates in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Application requirements and details

  • Three letters of recommendation from medical school faculty are required.

  • Interviews provide the opportunity for candidates not only to meet our staff, but tour our excellent facilities and interact with current fellows. Interviews are generally held from February 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. Residents/Fellows who wish to change their immigration classification while pursuing a graduate medical training Program at CMH 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.

Our Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship team

Joseph Cernich, MD
Fellowship Director
(816) 855-1979

Toni Zaner, BA
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 760-8818