Paediatrics is a post-graduate discipline, so if you are interested in becoming a Paediatrician you will first need to study Medicine. During your course, you will have plenty of opportunities to get involved with Paediatrics. This includes both formal placements in the hospital and community, as well as student-led activities such as the Shadowing Scheme, Project Play and many others. For more information about these, please visit the PaedSoc website. Towards the end of your medicine degree you can also opt to take selected components undertaking research with the Department.
Medicine at the University of Cambridge is read in the small and friendly Clinical School. There is a lot of information available on the experience of studying at Cambridge. To find out more you can follow the links below:
- Cambridge University Undergraduate Admissions
- School of Clinical Medicine information for Undergraduates
- Medicine at Cambridge
Before applying to study Medicine, you may find it useful to gain some work experience to find out if the course is truly for you. This can be done in any medical specialty, including paediatrics. The Cambridge University Paediatric Society has put together some suggestions on how to get paediatric work experience, as well as more experience in working with children in general.