Apply to paediatrics

Whether entering specialty training at ST1 or later, applying for a sub-specialty or special interest module or looking to join paediatrics from outside the UK - here's the information you need.
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Most doctors enter paediatric training at Specialty Training 1, or ST1, starting their posts in August or September. This is known as 'National Round 1'. Applications for 2023 posts are closed.
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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 for 2023 posts are closed.
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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.
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Sub-specialty training

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

Applications for 2023 sub-specialty posts are closed. Applications for 2024 posts open this October. 

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Recruiting consultant paediatricians

The Advisory Appointment Committee (AAC) is an interview panel for NHS employers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland appointing to substantive consultant posts. We provide guidance for employers and for members acting as the College Assessor on these panels.

News about careers and training


Dr Joseph L Ward wins the Donald Paterson Award 2023

The Donald Paterson Award is granted to the best article on any subject related to paediatrics published or accepted for publication within the previous year. This year the prize has been awarded to Dr Joseph Ward. Dr Ward was nominated the winner for his research paper “Risk factors for PICU adm...

Dr Felicity Fitzgerald wins the Simon Newell Award 2023

The Simon Newell Award Recognises an outstanding young medically qualified researcher in British paediatrics. Each year, with support from GOSH Charity and Sparks, we offer this prestigious award of £2,000 to one early independent researcher in paediatrics.

Paediatric Gastroenterology Research Team win the RCPCH-NIHR PIER Prize 2023

The PIER Award Recognises significant contributions to excellent patient engagement for NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies. The research team based in Addenbrooke’s Hospital has demonstrated a commitment to working in such a way that all their research is informed by children and young...