Find out what paediatrics is, how training in paediatrics works and how to progress during your paediatric career.
NEWS: Are you attending the Annual Conference this year? If so, why not come along to one of our careers workshops?
Wednesday 27 April - Developing your career and those around you: suitable for Consultant, SAS, Trust and trainee paediatricians. Come along to better understand how to shape your career and access a range of tools and techniques for yourself, as well as understanding better how you can support other paediatricians using supportive careers conversations.
Thursday 28 April - Aspiring paediatricians: suitable for medical students and foundation doctors. Come along to find out what it’s really like working in paediatrics, how to access paediatric opportunities via the UK Aspiring Paediatricians Society and within the undergraduate curriculum, how to navigate the paediatric recruitment process, as well as the final of the Tony Jackson prize competition.
Are you considering paediatrics as a career?
Learn about gaining experience in paediatrics in your current career stage:
Career grade information:
Are you looking to apply for a paediatric training post?
The RCPCH recruits to paediatric training posts in a number of ways, including specialty training (ST1-4), sub-specialty training (NTN Grid) and the Medical Training Initaitive (Paediatrics) for international doctors.
Are you in paediatric training and looking for guidance in your career?
Careers advice and guidance related to progression through the specialty training programme is provided at local level but the College also offers some information and guidance.
If you are coming to the end of your training, you will find the sections on applying for your first consultant post, becoming a new consultant and consultant career opportunities useful.
Are you a new consultant and wondering how to make the transition from trainee to consultant?
While much of the information you need will have been gained during your training (and your Portfolio is a key area to review and reflect on your skillset) it may be necessary to undertake further training in the early stages of your consultant career.
Are you a career grade paediatrician and wondering about your career options?
The career development section provides sources of support and reference to support your career development.
A day in the life highlights a range of career profiles of other paediatricians to give you an insight into how your career may develop.
The careers advisor network for career grades is available to RCPCH members looking for confidential careers advice.
Are you coming to the end of your paediatric career?
Key things to consider including what roles you may wish to take on after retirement.