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    Hiya , I have been searching the internet for so long and cannot seem to find a proper answer on the actual physical steps and studies I need to take after A-levels in order to become a paediatrician including the years you spend at each stage. so if anyone can help me out , it would be really appreciated. x
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    Did you not try google?

    This is one of the top results: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/training-exa...chool-students
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    Medical school for 5 years, then you'd be a junior doctor and then you can start specialty training.
    Essentially, its a long time and you need to study medicine.
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    5/6 years at Medical School
    2 years as Foundation Doctor
    then apply to do Paediatric specialty training (7 years)

    The youngest you can be a consultant, provided you started med school at 18 years old. If you haven't done intercalation, assuming your length of degree is 5 years and no time has been taken out of training (due to research / failing exams / gap years) is 32 years old... Hope this helps?
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    (Original post by Malaaika)
    Hiya , I have been searching the internet for so long and cannot seem to find a proper answer on the actual physical steps and studies I need to take after A-levels in order to become a paediatrician including the years you spend at each stage. so if anyone can help me out , it would be really appreciated. x
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    You need to study medicine at uni, then specialise. Uni med courses are very competitive. You will need As in biology and chemistry and something else relevant. Some places even require 2 types of biology and chemistry. You will also need a DBS check (shouldn't be an issue unless you have or are related to people with a criminal record).


    TSR has this handy little chart from 2013 which I expect is still accurate or at least close.
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...el-requirement
    You can also google to check requirements for specific unis.

    Looks like after uni it's a residency to specialise in paediatrics.
    Seems it's about 8yrs in total.

    These links should help with info on the general process:
    https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcse.../paediatrician
    https://www.gapmedics.com/uk/blog/20...n-paediatrics/
    https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice...-pediatrician/
    https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/system/files...0Pathway_0.pdf
    https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/training-exa...cs-training/ge
    http://study.com/articles/How_to_Bec...r_Roadmap.html
    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...rs/paediatrics
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    thank you so much , but one more thing. Is the paediatric specialty training free or do you need to pay for it?


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    5/6 years at Medical School
    2 years as Foundation Doctor
    then apply to do Paediatric specialty training (7 years)

    The youngest you can be a consultant, provided you started med school at 18 years old. If you haven't done intercalation, assuming your length of degree is 5 years and no time has been taken out of training (due to research / failing exams / gap years) is 32 years old... Hope this helps?
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    (Original post by Malaaika)
    thank you so much , but one more thing. Is the paediatric specialty training free or do you need to pay for it?
    It's your job so you won't need to pay for it - you will be employed as a junior doctor (SHO then registrar) who is specialising in paediatrics.

    You will need to pay various fees for registration, exams, courses etc yourself though.
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    (Original post by Malaaika)
    thank you so much , but one more thing. Is the paediatric specialty training free or do you need to pay for it?
    Its an intense full time job as a doctor - of course you don't pay for it!

    Only a very small component of it is actual training, despite the name. Most of it is running the hospital.

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    You will need As in biology and chemistry and something else relevant. Some places even require 2 types of biology and chemistry.
    Not sure what you mean by this. Gonna go ahead and say its not true unless you can show otherwise?

    You will also need a DBS check (shouldn't be an issue unless you have or are related to people with a criminal record).
    I'm pretty sure a relative's history doesn't show up onyour DBS. That would be a hugely unfair and a significant breach of privacy :lolwut:
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    Not sure what you mean by this. Gonna go ahead and say its not true unless you can show otherwise?
    That's from looking at the entry requirements for unis listed on that TSR link I gave. Obviously you can check yourself and I can't speak for every uni, but as far as I am aware though you need those subjects in order to understand what is covered at uni and since it's such a competitive field unis require high grades in them (As)

    Here's some more info on that to help you look it up yourself:
    https://www.ukcat.ac.uk/media/1063/m...2017-entry.pdf

    I'm pretty sure a relative's history doesn't show up onyour DBS. That would be a hugely unfair and a significant breach of privacy :lolwut:
    I'm not saying it will. When I was typing that I didn't know, but knew it could potentially (it's something I have been told, but never had the need to check). I mentioned it so OP can look it up themselves if necessary.

    I'm no expert on this stuff and never claim to be. I just do some basic research to try to help give people some direction. If you want exact info I suggest you open google and look it up. If you find some useful info then please feel free to share it on here.
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    If you find some useful info then please feel free to share it on here.
    No need to be like that.

    So lets be clear: I am informing not asking: 1) No uni requires 'two types of bio/chem' citation: your link above. 2) The DBS does not include your relatives citation: that would be crazy. So crazy its hard to find a link that explicitly says it - this is a fairly long discussion of what is on there, and its not mentioned.

    If you want exact info I suggest you open google and look it up.
    Good advert for TSR there!
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    No need to be like that.

    So lets be clear: I am informing not asking: 1) No uni requires 'two types of bio/chem' citation: your link above. 2) The DBS does not include your relatives citation: that would be crazy. So crazy its hard to find a link that explicitly says it - this is a fairly long discussion of what is on there, and its not mentioned.



    Good advert for TSR there!
    Again, I am just looking things up and telling people what I find. I add links where I can so it's easier to check where I got stuff from and for people to come to their own conclusions. The two biology things is from that there chart that I included the link to. If I read it wrong or anything, which it seems I may have, you (/anybody else) have the chart there to work it out for yourself.

    Never said it did. I just mentioned it because I've heard it can come up in the process of various checks and I wasn't sure about if it could delay a DBS at all.
    Thank you for including that link. I'll take a look and hopefully it will help me give a better response next time something like this comes up.

    At the end of the day I do not have the time or ability to ensure that everything I say is 100% fact. I try my best to present the info I can find, but I'm taking time out of my own life to try to help strangers just a little bit and give them some footing to find stuff themselves. If you want to see proper facts then frankly TSR is not the right place.

    I'm not here to advertise TSR. I'm here to try to help people get to the info they need. TSR does not hold all information ever and the word of some random person online is not a substitute for getting and checking your own info. It can help people get there themselves though and that's my aim.

    Thanks again for the link and for helping clear some things up. I genuinely do appreciate it.
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    Again, I am just looking things up and telling people what I find. I add links where I can so it's easier to check where I got stuff from and for people to come to their own conclusions. The two biology things is from that there chart that I included the link to. If I read it wrong or anything, which it seems I may have, you (/anybody else) have the chart there to work it out for yourself.

    Never said it did. I just mentioned it because I've heard it can come up in the process of various checks and I wasn't sure about if it could delay a DBS at all.
    Thank you for including that link. I'll take a look and hopefully it will help me give a better response next time something like this comes up.

    At the end of the day I do not have the time or ability to ensure that everything I say is 100% fact. I try my best to present the info I can find, but I'm taking time out of my own life to try to help strangers just a little bit and give them some footing to find stuff themselves. If you want to see proper facts then frankly TSR is not the right place.

    I'm not here to advertise TSR. I'm here to try to help people get to the info they need. TSR does not hold all information ever and the word of some random person online is not a substitute for getting and checking your own info. It can help people get there themselves though and that's my aim.

    Thanks again for the link and for helping clear some things up. I genuinely do appreciate it.
    I think you're making this bigger than it is! Was just some minor corrections.

    Thank you for your efforts - it is genuinely nice to see someone linking evidence rather than just making citation-less bold assertions. Keep up the good work.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    I think you're making this bigger than it is! Was just some minor corrections.

    Thank you for your efforts - it is genuinely nice to see someone linking evidence rather than just making citation-less bold assertions. Keep up the good work.
    Sorry if I've take offence where none was intended or any other sort of misunderstanding. I'm a bit on edge atm so it's entirely possible I've jumped to conclusions.

    Anyway thanks for your contributions and for being a reasonable person.
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    gotta agree with you on that one lmao
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