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Making your way as an academic paediatric trainee in the UK
  1. Chrysothemis C Brown1,
  2. John R Apps2,
  3. Gwyneth Davies2,
  4. Nicholas Ware2,
  5. John Fisher2,
  6. Paul J D Winyard3
  1. 1Department of Immunoregulation, Division of Transplant Immunology and Mucosal Biology, King's College London, London, UK
  2. 2UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  3. 3Nephro-Urology Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chrysothemis Brown, Division of Transplantation Immunology and Mucosal Biology, 5th floor Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK; chrysothemis.brown{at}


A career path in academic paediatric medicine is an extremely rewarding one, and while not traditionally considered an academic specialty, it offers a wealth of exciting research opportunities. Developing academic paediatrics is becoming increasingly important, as recently reviewed in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Turning the Tide report, 1 and developing future leaders in academic paediatrics is a key goal of the academic training pathways. Strategies are being implemented to ensure that the enthusiasm of academic trainees is maintained, and their development into future leaders is secured. 2

  • Medical Education
  • General Paediatrics

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