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Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

The The Children's Mercy Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and accepts one fellow each year. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and Pediatric Nephrology Match Program and also accept direct applications for those applying outside the match cycle. Three letters of recommendation from medical school faculty are required. Further requirements are below:

  • Application through ERAS

  • ECFMG certificate

  • Minimum two-digit score of 85 on parts I and II of USMLE

  • Clinical experience in the United States is preferable.

  • For international citizens, 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 nonimmigrant Visa classification and have and maintain valid ECFMG certification throughout the length of their training 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 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 Nephrology Fellowship team

Laurel Willig, MD
Fellowship Director
(816)-701-4810
lkwillig@cmh.edu

Darcy Weidemann, MD, MHS
Associate Program Director
(816) 302-3291
dkweidemann@cmh.edu

Joanna Wesley, MPH, C-TAGME
Sr. Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 302-8420
jlbradley@cmh.edu