Apply to paediatrics

Whether entering specialty training at Level 1 or at specialty training level 3 (ST3) or 4 (ST4), looking to join paediatrics from outside the UK or applying to the NTN Grid sub-specialty recruitment - here's all the information you need.
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Most doctors enter paediatric training at Level 1, predominantly starting their posts at ST1 (in August or September). This is known as 'National Round 1'. Applications are now closed. We'll be posting updates for the 2021 round as soon as we can.
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Each year, we also offer training posts at specialty training levels 3 and 4. This is known as 'National Round 2'. Applications are now closed. The re-advert for ST4 applicants to start in post in February / March 2021 is at the longlisting/self assessment verification stage.
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All paediatricians play a part in research that benefits infants, children and young people. Academic posts enable some trainees to focus on research - and our toolkit and regular events give support.

Sub-specialty training

All paediatricians start their training in general paediatrics. Some choose to apply for one of the paediatrics sub-specialties (also known as 'Grid').

Applications now open until 28 September, 12:00, and virtual interviews will take place between 16 November and 1 December.

News about careers and training


RCPCH ePortfolio - updates to layout from late October

We are making some improvements to your ePortfolio - going live from the week of 26 October - to help you track your training against the Progress curriculum. Your ePortfolio will be more clearly aligned with the domains, learning outcomes and key capabilities that you need to achieve to progress th...