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 closed on 1 December, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview from January.
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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 closed on 8 December, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview from February/March.
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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 paediatrics sub-specialties (previously known as 'Grid').

Applications for 2023 sub-specialty posts closed on 16 November. Invitations to interview and shortlisting outcomes will be shared on Oriel from mid December.

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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

President's blog

Practical advice and budget response - President's blog

Camilla shares some thoughts on challenging times plus resources to support members questions on industrial action. She also celebrates the release of the NNAP annual report and talented Welsh medical students giving stellar presentations.
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Whether you're just starting to consider a medical career or are ready to start your application for specialty training, explore our guides, members' blogs and videos to see how you can #ChoosePaediatrics.