Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
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, ASP, IP, micro, QI, grant writing and biostats. We are also are one of the oldest pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Your clinical experience
More about your clinical experience and rotations
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.
A three-year program
Fellows have the ability to design their own schedule to meet their career goals. Advanced degrees and electives are available to meet the needs of the fellow.
- General ID and Inpatient Consult Service = 36 weeks
- Immunocompromised ID Inpatient Consult Service =12 weeks
- Outpatient Clinic = 1-2 half days/month
- ASP = 4 weeks
- Infection Prevention = 4 weeks
- Microbiology = 4 weeks
- Research = 84 weeks
Pediatric infectious diseases fellows, attendings, APRNs, pharmacists and rotating residents and medical students attend divisional conferences.
- Weekly Case Management Conference
- Weekly Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow Didactics
- Monthly Kansas City Infectious Diseases Society (KCIDS)
- Monthly Immunocompromised Didactics
- Monthly Microbiology Plate Rounds
- Monthly Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal Club
- Monthly Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference
- Every other month Antibiotics Stewardship Journal Club
- Every other month Pediatric Infectious Diseases Immunocompromised Didactics
Each of our fellows will spend almost two-thirds of their three-year training pursing research interests. Fellows will be expected to disseminate their research findings at local, regional, and national meetings. Fellows will submit through manuscript preparation with submission to a peer-reviewed journal and have opportunities for invited manuscripts and book chapters.
Additional training track
More about our research
Fellows who have an interest in additional ASP have the opportunity for an ASP-focused track. Fellows who have an interest in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology can purse a combined fellowship training program in Pediatric Infectious Disease and Clinical Pharmacology over a four-year time frame. Clinical service time will be with both programs and research will be focused in comment areas between the two subspecialties. This program allows for training with board eligibility for both at the completion.
Salaries and benefits
- PGY 4: $73,104.03
- PGY 5: $74,983.71
- PGY 6: $77,302.28
- PGY 7: $79,636.38
- PGY 8: $83,262.40
- PGY 9: $85,342.40
- PGY 10: $87,049.25
Benefits for fellows
- $1,500 Educational stipend per academic year for books, travel and other educational materials
- $2,250 Professional stipend for academic year to present scholarly activity
- Health and dental insurance for trainee and dependents with no premiums
- Hospital-issued iPad
- Free parking
- Moving allowance
- 20 days of vacation
- Paid sick time
- Paid board exam
- Access to clinical and research librarians, statisticians, scientific writers and learning specialists
- Tuition allowance of $5,250 per year
- On-site fitness center and wellness center
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.
Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship team
Jennifer Schuster, MD, MSCI
Sarah R. King, MS