Education and careers

We are by your side from pre-med to retirement and wherever your career as a paediatrician takes you. Learn more about how we can help your development to improve child health.
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Paediatricians become full members of the RCPCH and achieve the designation MRCPCH once they have passed four separate postgraduate medical exams.
Whether you are considering a career in paediatrics, have just started your training pathway or are approaching completion, this is your guide to this specialty's training in UK.
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Paediatricians are now expected to work differently as their careers progress. Our guide provides resources to support your career, particularly after you complete your training.

As a trainee paediatrician, how can you promote good health?

This month's RCPCH Progress domain of the month is about health promotion and illness prevention. Here Dr Ravi Jayaram explains why he thinks it's important at all levels of training.

Upcoming RCPCH courses

Course

DCH Clinical exam preparation course

01 March 2019

London

This one-day course will familiarise you with the DCH (Diploma of Child Health) Clinical exam. You will gain a greater understanding of the assessment criteria, the key skills required and the pitfalls to avoid by focusing on exam technique and, through practice, how to approach each station.
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Effective Educational Supervision

05 March 2019

Glasgow

This one-day course in Glasgow, Scotland meets the General Medical Council’s requirements for educational supervisors. It explores the fundamentals of educational supervision and provides essential updates on the RCPCH Progress Curriculum and RCPCH assessments.

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