Specialist training in paediatrics is a run through programme with 3 levels - Level 1: ST1-3; Level 2: ST4-5; Level 3: ST6-8. Currently you need to apply for grid in ST5 to start in ST6. It may be possible to apply in ST6 as long as your ST6 post is in an accredited paediatric neurology training programme.
The RCPCH has applied to the GMC to change the current training programme. The current three level programme would be reduced to two levels: ‘core’ (ST1-4) and ‘specialty’ (ST5-7).
RCPCH expects to hear if this has been approved in summer 2022. See Resources RCPCH Progress+ for more info. If approved, Progress+ could become effective from summer 2023.
This could potentially affect when you apply - start reaching out to us for help and support early - its never too early! See Recruitment Champions above.
Follow the Resources link to RCPCH Timeline.
Applications open - 27 October 2021
Applications close - 17 November 2021
Invitations to interview - W/C 13 December 2021
Sub-specialty interview period - 17 January - 2 February 2022
Mark and Eusra have produced a video to guide you through your written application (video running time: 40:12). Please download the slides from the video here.
Mark and Eusra hosted an update overview and Q&A on Grid application insights for Paediatric neurology and neurodisability applicants on 19 October 2021 (video running time: 1:37). Please download the slides from the video here.
We will be holding a webinar 'How best to prepare for your interview', taking place on 5 January 2022. This is open to paediatric neurology applicants. Book here or click the events tab at the top.
The BPNA have produced a video to guide you through your interview (video running time: 1:05:47).