Children and young people tell us what kind of person should #ChoosePaediatrics

We asked children and young people from Enniskillen, St Albans and Brighton what makes the best paediatrician. Is this you?
  • Someone who has a friendly face and smiles
  • Caring
  • Respectful
  • Good at team working
  • Approachable
  • Friendly
  • Motivated
  • Clever
  • Fun
  • Good at make things easy to understand

"They look at all of me... They talk to me." Children and young people around the country told us they most value in their doctors... and to commemorate our 21st birthday in 2017, we created this short film.

We know that you can make a difference.

RCPCH &Us is a dynamic group of over 1,000 children, young people and families who get involved in College projects and activities each year to help improve health policy and practice. There are lots of opportunities for paediatricians at all career stages to work with RCPCH &Us, inspiring and empowering children and young people to become leaders of the future. To find out more, email us on and_us@rcpch.ac.uk, check out our free resources and see where we are in the country by following us on Twitter @RCPCH_and_Us.

You can explore more about a career in paediatrics on our Choose paediatrics page or by following #ChoosePaediatrics on Twitter.