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The first OSOP event of the new term is unmissable for anyone interested in a career in paediatrics! Consultant Dr Alison Shefler and trainee Dr Peter Sidgwick will be sharing their varied experiences in this exciting speciality, and will be giving advice on how to build your career from medical school onwards!

Dr. Alison Shefler has been a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at the John Radcliffe Hospital since 1997. She qualified from the University of Toronto in 1984, initially pursuing GP training before switching to Paediatrics at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. She trained in Paediatric Intensive Care at Camperdown Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia and at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Dr Shefler is committed to education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and currently holds the post of Training Programme Director for Oxford Deanery.

Dr. Peter Sidgwick has had an exciting career, commencing with a degree in Geography at Oxford and working for a Russian oil company, before studying Medicine at Glasgow University. house jobs in Edinburgh and came to Oxford for ST1. Since coming to Oxford he has completed a diploma in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, and currently works at Helen and Douglas House as well as at the John Radcliffe Hospital as a Paediatric Registrar.

If you’re interested in hearing more about everything a career in paediatrics has to offer, as well as finding out about the Oxford Society of Paediatrics, don’t miss this event!