Education and careers

We are a specialty that is rewarding, varied and where you can make a huge impact. As your College we're by your side from pre-med to retirement and wherever you career as a paediatrician takes you. Learn more about how we can help your development.
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Whether you're just starting to consider a medical career or are ready to apply for specialty training, we invite you to explore our guides, members' blogs and videos - and see how you can #ChoosePaediatrics

Our new two-level, run through specialty training programme starts in summer 2023. Building on our Progress curriculum (which launched in 2018), Progress+ will be flexible, fulfilling and fit-for-purpose.

Our FAQs, 'principle of the month' series and other resources outline what to expect from future updates to the curriculum.

News about education and careers


Looking back, moving forward - reflections from a Chair

As Dr Laura Kelly prepares to move on from her post as Chair of the Trainees Oversight Committee and Network - a period in which so much was done virtually - she considers the group's many acheivements.

Voting open for new Chair of our Trainees Oversight Committee

We have four candidates for this important role, which represents the views of trainees across the UK. Members who are eligible to vote in this election - UK paediatric trainees currently on a CCT programme - will be sent their ballot by email and by post today, 28 June 2022.

Dr Andrew McArdle wins the Lorber Award 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid evidence in its treatment of children and young people was crucial, and Dr McArdle's research in this area became of international importance.