Medical Students

Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants, children, and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age. Newcastle University students make up the majority of students in our region but are often joined by others across the UK as well as elective students from further afield.

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Newcastle Paediatrics Society

Newcastle University Paediatrics Society was created in 2012 to assist those curious about a paediatric career gain valuable insight into this speciality. We aim to provide useful information and skills for students at all stages in their undergraduate degree, in order to place them in the best position to apply to this field


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In 1832, acts of Parliament founded the University of Durham and modernised the scope of medical education in the UK. Two years later, the Newcastle upon Tyne School of Medicine and Surgery was established. In 1870, the organisation became known as The Durham University College of Medicine - Newcastle upon Tyne and, in 1934, a further Act established King's College in Newcastle as a separate division of Durham University. In 1963 the University of Newcastle upon Tyne was established.

By the 1990's the medical school had become one of the largest in the UK, with a reputation for patient-directed research and for innovation in the teaching of medicine. In keeping with our history, medical research and teaching in Newcastle continues to thrive through partnership

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NCL child health study guide 2015

Paediatric Medical Student Electives

All of our units welcome medical students from UK and across the world. Either contact the units directly or use one of the links below

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Everyday practical procedures


We have complied together some great resources found online to help you learn about practical techniques. There is no substitute for actually doing it in real life but these may just increase your confidence the first time you perform it.