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We develop pediatricians into excellent pediatric infectious diseases clinicians, educators and researchers. Our experienced physicians are nationally recognized and offer strong mentorship from 11 board-certified pediatric infectious diseases physicians. Children's Mercy is the regional referral center with over 40 pediatric specialties and offers dedicated training in both general and immunocompromised infectious diseases. We also offer dedicated training in both general and immunocompromised infectious diseases,  Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Infection Prevention and Control, microbiology lab, quality improvement, grant writing and biostats. We are one of the oldest pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Your clinical experience

Fellows provide clinical care on our 2 inpatient consult services: general ID and immunocompromised ID. They also spend 1-2 half days per month in our outpatient ID clinics, seeing new referrals and hospital follow-ups. Our fellows also gain experience in our subspecialty clinics, including travel, antibiotic allergy delabeling, international adoption, and HIV.

More about your clinical experience and rotations

Check us out IRL!

Graduate Medical Education Open House

Explore our hospital and our city. Experience our culture of wellbeing and support firsthand. See your future here, with us.

Save the date:

  • Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Friday, November 3, 2023

One night lodging paid. Participation will not affect your ranking. All invited applicants will receive additional information at the time of their invitation to interview.

UIM Mix & Mingles

Optional session for applications traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Meet with UIM faculty, fellows and residents. Discuss DEI efforts and life at CM and in KC!

Save the date:

  • Thursday, October 26, 2023 (in person)
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 (in person)

Participation will not affect your ranking. All invited applicants will receive additional information at the time of their invitation to interview.‚Äč

Didactics series

Pediatric infectious diseases fellows, attendings, APRNs, pharmacists and rotating residents and medical students attend divisional conferences.

  • Weekly Case Management Conference
  • Weekly Fellow Didactics
  • Monthly Kansas City Infectious Diseases Society (KCIDS)
  • Monthly Immunocompromised Didactics
  • Monthly Microbiology Plate Rounds
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly Research Conference
  • Every other month Antibiotics Stewardship Journal Club
  • Every other month Immunocompromised Didactics

More about the academic curriculum


Each of our fellows will spend almost two-thirds of their three-year training pursuing scholarly activities. Fellows disseminate their research findings at local, regional, national meetings, and submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals. Fellows will submit through manuscript preparation with submission to a peer-reviewed journal and have opportunities for invited manuscripts and book chapters.

More about our research

Additional training

Additional training opportunities for fellows include an antimicrobial stewardship-focused track, combined fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Clinical Pharmacology over a four-year time frame, and several Masters program opportunities.

More about additional training opportunities

Apply for the program

We accept one fellow each year.

Prospective candidates should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). The program also participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Learn more about the application process.