Necessary to have F1 Paeds rotation to get into Paediatric Specialty Training?


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How important is it to get an F1 placement in Paeds to be successful in getting into Paediatric Specialty Training later? There are very few positions offered in my first choice deanery that have Paeds rotations.

I am wondering if it would be beneficial to rank F1 positions with Paeds rotations high, even if they are in places I would dread going to.

Also, what should I do once I'm in F1 to enhance my chances if I do not get a Paeds rotation?