Careers in paediatrics

Paediatrics is a rewarding, varied and enriching specialty, and offers opportunities from research to public health to volunteering overseas. Find out more about working in paediatrics.

Why paediatrics? Views from children's doctors

News and stories about paediatrics careers

During your paediatric training, you may choose to apply for a sub-specialty, in which you can develop skills and experience in a particular area of medicine. Applications are now closed.
SPIN modules allow UK doctors, including trainees and consultants, to gain experience in an area of special interest. They can enable you to become a local lead and part of a specialist clinical network.
If you would like to come to the UK to work in paediatrics, on a short-term or long-term basis, there are several options. These depend on your experience and the amount of time you would like to spend in the UK.