The Paediatrics & Child Health Section’s purpose is to facilitate the study of children in both health and disease and to enable professionals to come together in a friendly learning environment. The Section also holds in conjunction with the London School of Paediatrics regular meetings aimed at trainees.
These days are based on the RCPCH curriculum and provide an opportunity to hear from experts respected within their fields, based on a monthly topic, e.g. gastroenterology.
These interactive sessions, based on the Medical Leadership Competency Framework and the RCPCH Competencies, follow on from the monthly clinical training days, and are overseen by Dr Bob Klaber, Consultant Paediatrician and Educationalist based at Imperial College, London.
The sessions are designed for all paediatric trainees looking to develop their skills in leadership, management, quality improvement and education.
The Section has a two-parts webinar series on Tuesday 27 October 2020 and Wednesday 28 October 2020.
This series will provide an overview of both normal and abnormal brain development across a wide range of topics that are relevant to anyone working with infants, children and young people. Please see below for more details.
- £250 and membership of the RSM as a trainee for up to six years for individuals with an academic record of achievement.
The successful candidate(s) will become members of the Paediatrics & Child Health Section Council for two years. They will be expected to attend council meetings and submit a paper at one meeting (either an RSM meeting or meeting approved by the Section) every two years.
Sunday 4 April 2021
Individuals for whom less than ten years have elapsed since they obtained their primary medical qualification
Doctors who can demonstrate firm evidence of a commitment to a career in Paediatrics and Child Health are invited to submit their curriculum vitae and a signed covering letter from the proposer (a Paediatrics & Child Health Section member) to be considered for this fellowship. Any trainee not having a proposer could approach the RSM Paediatric Counci
A maximum of 2 fellowships will be awarded each year.
The Paediatrics & Child Health Section council will select the winning candidate(s) from a list of eligible trainees. The selection committee will comprise of the President Elect, Secretary Elect and Treasurer.
The name of successful applicant(s) will be presented to council at the Section AGM for approval.
- First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
- Second prize: £200
Sunday 29 November 2020
Tuesday 16 February 2021
Submit a 750-word case report on a general paediatric case. A maximum of four general paediatric case reports will be shortlisted to presented at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting.
- Up to 5 bursaries will be available per year - covering the registration fee plus a contribution of £500 towards travel and hotel costs
RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section members of all grades
Applicants should complete the submission form - detailing:
- a brief description of the overseas conference they wish to attend- including title, dates and venue
- a brief summary of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend the conference and how will it benefit the work of their clinical teams
- the conferences attended (both national and international) in the past 5 years
Priority will be given to Paediatric Consultants in clinical practices who have not attended an overseas meeting in the past 5 years.
In the event that an applicant is awarded a travel bursary by another organisation the applicant must withdraw their application to the RSM.
The bursary funds will be awarded after the successful candidate has returned from the conference and provided a report of their experiences of the conference; particularly focussing on how it will influence their clinical practice and how they have shared their experience / learning with their clinical teams. The reports will be uploaded to the Paediatrics & Child Health Section page on the RSM website and, if appropriate winners may be invited to speak at a relevant Section meeting to present "Highlights of the (relevant) conference".
- First prize: £250
- Second prize: £150
Students and paediatrics trainees.
Submit a 750-word case summary related to the topic: "Paediatric emergency medicine".
Four case reports will be shortlisted to present their work at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting, from which the winner will be selected.
For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.
For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership.
For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas.