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Advert: Paediatric Teaching Fellow – Whittington Health

Are you interested in a one year, well established Paediatric Teaching Fellow postition working with PEdSIG’s very own Professor Caroline Fertleman? Look no further!

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2018 – Updated Programme

Less than three weeks to go until our winter meeting!   Here’s the link for booking:   and below is the updated programme.   Hope to see you there!   The PEdSIG committee

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10 Steps to writing a good quality SBA question

What is a Single Best Answer (SBA) question? Clinical scenario (stem), a single line stating the question itself (the lead in) and a list of 5 options (one correct answer and four distractors). 10 Steps to writing a good quality

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2018 – book your tickets now!

PEdSIG’s annual Winter Meeting is back on the 29th of November with the exciting theme: Developing the Paediatric Educator. Join us for a day of educational masterclasses, debates, discussions and of course the pick of this year’s abstract submissions! See

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PEdSIG Question Writing Workshop – Sign up now!

We are proud to invite you to an exciting question writing workshop, which we are holding on the 28th November at the Whittington Hospital, London. This event will involve attendees preparing and perfecting medical school finals-level exam questions on child health subjects for the Medical Schools

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2019 RCPCH conference – Abstracts open for PEdSIG section!

It’s that time of year again – thoughts start slowly yet irresistibly turning to the next RCPCH conference! For 2019 PEdSIG are delighted to be teaming up with the Young People’s Health Special Interest Group for a dynamic session at

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2018 – Save the Date!

PEdSIG’s annual Winter Meeting is back on the 29th November and your presence is requested to join a day of educational masterclasses, educational debate and discussion and of course the pick of this year’s abstract submissions. Book your study leave

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Whittington Health & UCL Teaching Fellowship

Are you looking for a Teaching Fellowship in Paediatrics and Child Health? Whittington Health NHS and UCL are advertising a 70% WTE post to start in 2018. Full details are available at Good luck!

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2017 Programme

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Applications for the Tizard Research Bursary are open until 3rd November 2017!

Are you a paediatric trainee or a new paediatric consultant? The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) is once again inviting applications for the Tizard Research Bursary. Successful applicants will receive a free slot on the BPSU’s rare disease surveillance scheme

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 13th December 2017 in Leeds

Call for abstracts PEDSIG Winter meeting 2017 Final

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RCPCH Examinations Executive Committee – Trainee examiner opportunity.

When you sat your theory exams, did any of the questions make you angry or confused? Did you think, “I could do this so much better!” Well here is your chance. The RCPCH Examinations Executive Committee are looking for

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2016: 29th November, Hughes Hall, Cambridge

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Educating for Mental Health #RCPCH16

If you are looking for inclusivity, then an open meeting at the RCPCH annual conference, hosted jointly by PEdSIG and PMHA is probably a good place to begin…… Kicking us off in colourful style were Drs Rosanna, Jess and Thom

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For those of you attending the RCPCH conference next week don’t forget to join us in Hall 3a at 14:00 Tuesday 26th April for our fantastic workshop.  Full details of the session can be found in the official RCPCH programme (page

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Welcome to our new committee members!

A big (and very belated) welcome to our new committee members who have all been busy working away organising a spectacular Spring meeting.  To find out more about our new officers visit the “meet the committee” page Postgraduate/Trainee Officer and

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Following the success of last year’s meeting, the annual PEdSIG Spring Meeting will take place at the RCPCH Conference in Liverpool on 26th April 2016.   This year we have joined forces with the Paediatric Mental Health Association (PMHA) for

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Highlights from the PEdSIG Winter Meeting November 4th 2015: “How to Inspire Careers in Child Health: Supporting a Bottom up Approach”

PEdSIG was delighted to welcome delegates from all over the country to the RCPCH in London for our Winter meeting. The focus of the meeting was on inspiring the future workforce. The day started with 4 fantastic presentations from Undergraduates

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Committee Members Needed!!

We are looking for 3 new enthusiastic committee members to join our expanding team: Undergraduate Officer Trainee Officer (x2) The roles are open to any Health Care Professional (as long as either a trainee or undergraduate) with an interest in

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PEdSIG would love to welcome our first guest blogger: RCPCH Officer for Assessment

Some thoughts on workplace-based assessments (WPBAs)   David Evans RCPCH Officer for Assessment @RCPCH_Assess   Firstly, why the enthusiasm for WPBAs? Well, assessments such as exams and OSCEs don’t assess performance where it matters most, in other words during clinical

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