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Growing up

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 08 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:j5774
  1. Matthew Billingsley, editor, Student BMJ

Paediatrics is not child’s play. It is a challenging specialty that requires you to be a creative communicator as well as a resourceful and rigorous diagnostician. In this issue we have several articles to help you prepare for a placement and common exam scenarios in paediatrics.

Performing an examination on a newborn can be a daunting prospect, and on px Emma Parish, a medical education fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, provides a guide on how to make sure you don’t miss anything important.

On px, Karolina Kapeller, a foundation year two doctor, and Neil Chanchlani, specialist trainee in paediatrics, provide tips for the OSCE on childhood immunisation, including pointers on how to respond to common concerns or …

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