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Pediatric Ethics Fellowship

Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics invites applications for a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Ethics. The fellowship will be based in the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center.  Fellows will participate in all clinical, educational, and research activities of the Center.  They will also complete a mentored research project on a topic of their choice in pediatric bioethics.  They may participate in meetings in our Center for Genomic Medicine, Fetal Health Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ethics Committee, Palliative Care Service, Nurse Ethics Forum, or other areas of interest around the hospital, the medical school, or the city.

The Fellowship comes with an annual stipend of $71,670 and begins at the beginning of July. Applications must be received by Dec. 15.


  • Applicants should have a terminal degree in medicine, philosophy, nursing, social work, religious studies, law, economics, or other field related to pediatrics and pediatric bioethics.  
  • Demonstrated interest in ethics 
  • Prior scholarly publications in ethics
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Evidence of leadership potential in their field


To apply, please submit the following by December 31:

  • Fellowship application

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this fellowship.

  • A current curriculum vitae

  • A personal statement

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • One published paper or other examples of your scholarly written work

Applications will not be considered until all materials are received.

Our Pediatric Ethics Fellowship team

Jeremy Garrett, PhD
Associate Program Director
(816) 731-7073

Joanna Wesley, MPH, C-TAGME
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 302-8420

Johnae Sawyer, MHA
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-9374