Choose paediatrics

No two days are the same for a paediatrician. That's the thrill and the challenge of the job. Paediatrics can sometimes be tough, but it's always rewarding. There's no job quite like it—#ChoosePaediatrics.

"It is always an exciting time to enter paediatrics"

We asked some paediatricians about their experiences and what inspired them to #ChoosePaediatrics. Here's what we found out:

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Thousands of children and young people have been sharing with us their ideas, hopes and wishes for “the best doctor possible”. You can see a summary of what they had to say!
If you're at medical school, why not join your paediatric society, a friendly group of fellow students interested in the specialty! We work closely with UK Aspiring Paediatricians Society, connecting these groups and sharing ideas.
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Most doctors enter paediatric training at Level 1, predominantly starting their posts in August or September. Applications for 2021 will open later this autumn - and we'll be providing timelines and full guidance soon.

Join us as a member (it's free for students and FY doctors!)

You don't have to be training in paediatrics to start your College membership.

You can sign up for email updates, access our career support services, get discounts on our courses, and have a voice at the College.

"Such a privileged job..."

We asked eight paediatricians to share their motivations for choosing paediatrics and what being a paediatrician means to them - watch our video from autumn 2019.

News and blogs about careers


Meet the RCPCH Recruitment Team

The College’s new Officer for Recruitment, Dr Simon Broughton, introduces the members behind his Recruitment Team: Dr Emma Coombe, Dr Kay Tyerman and Dr Alok Sharma. The team is committed to working together to promote paediatrics as a career and to always put trainees first.