Find out what paediatrics is, what a career in paediatrics is like, how training in paediatrics works as well as  how to progress during your paediatric career.

Are you considering paediatrics as a career?

Learn about gaining experience in paediatrics in your current career stage:

Career grade information:

Are you looking to apply for a paediatric training post?

The RCPCH recruits to paediatric training posts in a number of ways, including specialty training (ST1-4), sub-specialty training (NTN Grid) and the Medical Training Initaitive (Paediatrics) for international doctors.

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Are you in paediatric training and looking for guidance in your career?

Careers advice and guidance related to progression through the specialty training programme is provided at local level but the College also offers some information and guidance.

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If you are coming to the end of your training, you will find the sections on applying for your first consultant post, becoming a new consultant and consultant career opportunities useful.

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Are you a new consultant and wondering how to make the transition from trainee to consultant?

While much of the information you need will have been gained during your training (and your Portfolio is a key area to review and reflect on your skillset) it may be necessary to undertake further training in the early stages of your consultant career.

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Are you a career grade paediatrician and wondering about your career options?

The career development section provides sources of support and reference to support your career development.

A day in the life highlights a range of career profiles of other paediatricians to give you an insight into how your career may develop.

The careers advisor network for career grades is available to RCPCH members looking for confidential careers advice.

Are you coming to the end of your paediatric career?

Key things to consider including what roles you may wish to take on after retirement.

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  • Copy of up to date C.V.
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  • Any MRCPCH examinations taken
  • Career Aspirations (e.g. consultant in paediatrics, fellowship, sub speciality training etc.) – school and medical students and foundation doctors – Trust, SAS and consultant paediatricians