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Making your way as an academic paediatric trainee in the UK


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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