Why choose paediatric training in the East of England?
We welcome applicants at all stages of training via the national recruitment round, whether as a new trainee at ST1, an experienced trainee entering at ST4 level, or senior trainees moving for GRID sub specialty training.
For trainees joining at ST1 level, we offer choice for your first 3 years of level 1 training, with the Deanery split into 3 geographical areas. Rotations are based around the region's level 3 neonatal units at Luton, Norwich and Cambridge. You will spend 1 year in one of these centres (spending time in both paediatrics and neonatal medicine), and the other 2 years in district general hospitals. As your training progresses past the first 3 years, our TPDs offer bespoke rotations based on your training needs and geographical preferences. As well as a variety of GRID posts, we offer many SPIN rotations for trainees seeking sub-specialty training alongside a career as a General Paediatrician.
All of our placements have something to offer, whether that be access to tertiary clinics for sub-specialty experience, or the chance to hone your skills as part of a DGH team.
Protected teaching time
We offer protected teaching for all trainees, whether that be at the ST1-3 study days, or the ST4+ study days. These programmes are planned by trainees, so you get regular teaching on what your peers feel is important for you. The diverse nature of our region also means that there are a host of other training opportunities available without having to travel too far.
The application process
We hold an annual careers event in the autumn for trainees considering Paediatrics as a career, with information about training in the East of England. We also offer support for the application process through these events.
Further information about the application process can be found on the RCPCH website.
Useful links and contacts
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about training in the East of England. We’d be more than happy to hear from you!
The RCPCH YouTube channel has a fantastic careers playlist with recorded workshops.
Live webinars can be signed up for and accessed directly through RCPCH.
The Aspiring Paediatricians Society are a fantastic resource for any doctor considering a career in Paediatrics.