Paediatrics Careers

Overview of the Training Process

Check out the RCPCH and East of England Paediatrics website for more details:



















Check out our super exciting new series called ‘15 minutes with…‘ where we ask paediatricians the questions that you have submitted! We hope that this will give you a deeper insight into what a career in paediatrics may look like.

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Societies and Groups

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH): The Royal College’s website has information about paediatrics, and other resources for students. If you are a medical student in the UK with an interest in paediatrics, you can become an RCPCH Affiliate member for free!

EoE Paediatrics: The East of England School of Paediatrics organises many events in the region, reaching out to junior doctors and medical students alike.

UKAPS: UKAPS is a new national medical student society set up in 2014 by students from Newcastle and Imperial, to facilitate liaisons between the paediatrics societies. It has grown in the last year, and continues to seek to work to provide a platform for students across the country interested in paediatrics to network, share events and ideas!

Paediatrics in Cambridge

Cambridge Paediatric Research Evenings: The Paediatric Research Evenings feature seminars by paediatric faculty and academic trainees. Medical students are welcome to attend and there is always plenty of food and drink to fuel discussions! Sign up to our mailing list or Facebook group for details of the next research event.

SSC or SSP in Paediatrics: In fourth year, you have the option of choosing an SSC with a focus on research and in fifth year you have a medical SSP where you can get further clinical exposure to a speciality you are interested. There are tonnes of paediatric options in many of the subspecialties too. You can see what previous students have done here.

The CUPS Annual Conference: Our annual conference features cutting-edge talks from inspirational figures, careers advice and interactive seminars. It’s a fantastic way to find out more about paediatrics and whether it’s the speciality for you.

Learning Resources

Paediatrics iBook: Manchester University Paediatrics Society (MUMPS) has developed an iBook for their own medical students and have kindly making it available for everyone. This should be an invaluable resource for anyone doing their Paediatric placement.

Pass MRCPCH London Paediatrics Trainees Committee: This is a useful resource for students doing their Paediatrics rotations, with a lot of useful videos on examination, developmental assessments, and pathologies. Do note that it is pitched at the MRCPCH level, beyond what is required for medical school finals! (Youtube)