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  Published: 28/03/2018





Paediatrics and Child Health is the specialty that deals with diseases, and disorders of growth and development, from the newborn period to young adulthood. Most paediatricians in New Zealand are generalists but there are opportunities to subspecialise (see Training Information).

The role of the paediatrician is complex, since the work involves treating patients who may not be able to make decisions regarding their own health and may not understand the necessity for treatment. For these reasons, paediatricians must establish the trust of patients as well as their caregivers. Paediatric and child health services are administered in hospitals, in outpatient clinics and in the community. Auckland has two specialist stand-alone paediatric hospitals: Starship Children’s Hospital in Grafton, and KidzFirstTM Children’s Hospital in Otahuhu. There is also the Rangitira Unit at Waitakere Hospital.

Paediatrics - RMO Careers Fair 2018

Hear about paediatric specialty training from the specialists and trainees themselves at the Auckland region RMO Careers Fair 2018