How to Apply
Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship
The epilepsy fellowship program applicants preferably will have completed a child neurology residency program prior to starting the fellowship.
For all applicants, the hospital currently accepts one fellow every year. Interested applicants should contact Rachel M. Laws, MBA at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Epilepsy 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.
Additional information for international medical graduates include an ECFMG certificate; USMLE 1, 2, & 3 scores; clinical experience in the United States. 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/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.
Our Epilepsy Fellowship leadership team
Mohammed Ilyas, MD, FACNS
Kailash Pawar, MD
Associate Program Director
Rachel Laws, MBA, C-TAGME
Sr. Fellowship Coordinator