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Welcome to the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Residency Program! We are excited that you are interested in learning more about our pediatrics program.

A residency training experience at Children’s Mercy combines outstanding clinical experiences covering the entire array of pediatric medicine through an extremely diverse patient population.

Residents have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated pediatric faculty with a focus on academic medicine and a passion for teaching. With more than 500 faculty members in our divisions, sections, and centers of excellence, you'll have support from the Department of Pediatrics, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country.

Our residents complete their training as outstanding general pediatricians, who are well prepared to work in a variety of clinical settings. We are proud that our graduates are extremely successful in garnering competitive fellowship positions and are highly sought after for general pediatric jobs, ranging from community pediatrics to hospital medicine.

Children’s Mercy is consistently ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the United States and for the past 10+ years has been ranked as one of the best places to work in Kansas City. As a vibrant city with a traditional Midwestern feel, Kansas City is balanced with a thriving economy of small businesses, tech start-ups and headquarters of major companies including Hallmark, Cerner and H&R Block. Each year, Kansas City receives national rankings for livability, affordability, innovation and technology, culinary arts (especially barbecue!!) and the fine arts.

Please take a look at the information we have provided and we hope to meet with you in the near future!

Program Vision

To train outstanding pediatricians, recognized by peers as exceptional in their field.

Program Mission

Partner with passionate educational leaders across our institution and community to create a pathway for each pediatric resident to maximize their potential.

Core values

Transparency, consistency, and dedication to the profession.

Provide training that both strengthens the primary care presence in and beyond the Kansas City region and advances subspecialty fields by preparing pediatricians to promote the health and welfare of children through clinical excellence.

Program Aims

  • Recruit outstanding medical students

  • Support residents as front line physicians

  • Individualize curriculum and mentoring

  • 100% pass rate on the American Board of Pediatrics certifying exam

  • Graduate residents who get top choice fellowship match and community pediatrics job placement

  •  Integrate pediatric residency education in Kansas City