Medical training opportunities in endocrinology

Our training programme has been consistently rated as being of high to very high quality by trainees, who go on to recommend our department to other colleagues.

The junior doctor team consists of five registrar-level (Level 6-8 RCPCH equivalent) and three senior house office-level (Level 1-3 RCPCH equivalent) trainees. We regularly receive trainees from the Health Education England (HEE) London School of Paediatrics on a rotational basis. All non-HEE doctors are appointed by competitive interview and jobs are advertised via the NHS Jobs website. All trainees participate in the medical specialties on-call rota cross-covering other specialties out of hours.

Fellows can be sponsored through the RCPCH Medical Training Initiative Programme (MTI(p)) and RCPCH International Paediatric Sponsorship Scheme. We also host fellows via the GOSH International Fellowship, European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Clinical Fellowship and RCPCH Visiting Fellowships in Global Child Health programmes.

All trainees will be allocated an educational supervisor during their time in our department. Formal teaching is provided on a regular basis in the form of monthly pan-London postgraduate lectures and weekly small group tutorials/ seminars. Training broadly follows the RCPCH Curriculum for Endocrinology & Diabetes and the ESPE Training Requirements.

Depending on rota capacity, senior HEE trainees may have the opportunity to act up as a consultant for a time limited period.

If you are interested in working with our team, please email to discuss training opportunities.

We regularly host clinical observers from other units within the UK as well as internationally. Due to capacity, we are only able to host consultant paediatricians and paediatric endocrinologists, as well as fellows on programmes such as the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Clinical Fellowship and RCPCH Visiting Fellowships in Global Child Health. Clinical observerships are time-limited to three months and do not allow for any direct patient contact.

If you wish to apply for a clinical observership please email to discuss your eligibility and the application process.

We are a research active department and closely linked with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, particularly the Genetics and Genomic Medicine Research and Teaching Department. We also host interventional studies via the GOSH NIHR Clinical Research Facility.

To find out more about research opportunities within our department, please contact Professor Mehul Dattani or Professor John Achermann in the first instance.

Excellent opportunity to work with endocrine specialists who had supraspeciality hats on. Wide spectrum of patients to see.

Everyone is quite supportive and understanding to the new team members. I felt appreciated enough for my effort which makes the work much enjoyable.

The team is undeniably the most fun and approachable one who took good care of all of us... (my experience) has been one of my best ones so far.