Here are some great resources to keep up to date with all things paediatric research, get information/contacts, get inspired, read up before interviews, follow on Twitter...
Look at the RCPCH website section on academic training
Quite a bit of info, case studies and links to reports such as
The RCPCH Progress curriculum team also put together some very useful resources on research in paediatrics – now a domain ALL trainees need to show competence in
Academic Paediatrics Association
See more info on the APA below (link to section below)
Useful resource developed in partnership, and supported by, the Academic Paediatrics Association (link to above), the UK's Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre for Children (EATC for Children) and the RCPCH.
It features amongst other things:
- Timeline - from pre-PhD preparation to post-Fellowship options, each with a wealth of resources to guide you as you progress through your academic career
- Priorities for personal development - with advice on CV preparation and the core research skills you need to develop in order to thrive in an academic career
- Case studies - accounts of those who've succeeded in the paediatric research field... and what they've learnt along the way
Full of open access educational material – all in short extremely readable formats. Includes section on evidence based medicine. They regularly summarise latest big paediatrics trial and you can search for posts by ‘Evidence-based medicine’ theme.
DTFB – Don't Forget The Bubbles
An awesome paediatric website (and acute paediatrics conference) covering cutting edge research and insights into paediatric care. Includes monthly reviews of latest research in their ‘Bubblewrap posts’ in collaboration with PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in UK and Ireland) and others.
GCP training - Good Clinical Practice
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted.
NIHR GCP courses are available free of charge to the NHS, UK universities, and other publicly funded organisations conducting and supporting clinical research.
Can be done remotely or face to face and an easily attained and extremely useful addition to your skills and knowledge for any pediatrician!