RCPCH India examinations

The RCPCH runs the membership examination (MRCPCH) and the Diploma in Child Health (UK) in cities across India.

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MRCPCH examination centres in India

The MRCPCH examinations are held in the following cities:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

Please note that due to the low candidate numbers in some India examination centres, we may need to reduce the number of centres at short notice.

This means that, though you will have choice of examination centres during your application, you may be allocated to your second or third choice.

About MRCPCH theory exams

About MRCPCH clinical exams

MRCPCH Clinical

Candidate eligibility for Bangladeshi nationals

The College has opened up the MRCPCH Clinical in India exam to all Bangladeshi nationals and those who are currently working in Bangladesh.

The decision was taken due to the increasing number of applications received from this area. India nationals and those currently working in India will receive priority status.

                     

MRCPCH Clinical Training Course and Mock Exam: Hyderabad, India on 1st and 2nd Feb 2017

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are pleased to announce that a MRCPCH Clinical candidate training course and mock examination will be held in Hyderabad, India on 1st and 2nd February 2017 in association with Rainbow Children’s hospital.

The faculty will be teaching candidates on clinical skills and providing guidance on how to enhance communication skills. Limited places are available

Venue: Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 500034

www.rainbowhospitals.in

 

 

Course fee: 22, 000 rupees (for both days) is to be paid by cheque or demand draft in name of “Rainbow Children’s Hospital”. Please ensure your name and RCPCH number are written on the back of the cheque/demand draft.

Please note that you must send your cheque/demand draft along with your letter of application to:

Dr Lokesh Lingappa

Email:  siriloki@gmail.com , kalyani@rainbowhospitals.in

Fees are non-refundable.

Application Dates:

Opening date for India course applications: 1st November 2016 

Closing date for India course applications:13th January 2017

There will be 24 places in total and placements will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The application closing date may be closed early if we receive more than 24 applications of interest with fee.  

MRCPCH Clinical Training Course and Mock Exam: Hyderabad, India on 1 and 2 February 2017

The faculty will be teaching candidates on clinical skills and providing guidance on how to enhance communication skills. Limited places are available

Venue: Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 500034

Course fee: 22,000 rupees (for both days). Non-refundable.

How to pay: Make your cheque or demand draft in name of “Rainbow Children’s Hospital”, and add your name and RCPCH number are on the back. Send to the venue address, for attention of Dr Lokesh Lingappa

Contact emailssiriloki@gmail.com  kalyani@rainbowhospitals.in

Places: 24 places available, allocated on a first come first serve basis

Application dates: Open on 1 November 2016 - closing on 13 January 2017 (may close early if we receive more than 24 applications with fees)

Diploma of Child Health (DCH) (UK) Clinical  

The DCH (UK) qualification demonstrates competence for doctors dealing with children and young people in their clinical practice.

Dates and venue for the 2017 DCH Clinical in India are yet to be confirmed. Please refer back to this page in early 2017 for further details.

Foundation of Practice (FOP) exam

If you wish to apply for the the DCH and have not yet passed your FOP exam please first ensure that you have registered for an RCPCH exam account before applying for FOP.

The next FOP exam to be held in India will take place in February 2017 at test centres across the country, including Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyberabad.

The RCPCH will be conducting a two day training for Diploma in Child Health UK examination at AMRI Hospital, KOLKATA, India on 3rd and 4th September 2016. First day focused at improving your clinical and communication skills and the second day will be a mock examinatWho is the DCH (UK) for?

  • Child health trainees and specialists
  • Emergency medicine
  • Intensive care doctors
  • Anaesthetic doctors
  • Surgical specialties: Paediatric surgery, ENT
  • Psychiatry doctors

Values and benefits of the DCH (UK)

  • Knowledge and skills in delivery and management of common medical conditions in children/young people
  • Competence in providing advocacy for  children/young people as well as skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to provide family centered approach -by doing so, enhance delivery of care and treatment for children/young people.

Standards being measured in the DCH (UK)

  • That of a doctor capable of providing safe and effective healthcare for children with competencies as described in the DCH syllabus
  • The anchor statements for the clinical examination supports the standards expected

Theory and clinical components of the DCH (UK)

The DCH Exam consists of the MRCPCH Foundation of Practice (FOP) theory examination and the DCH Clinical examination. The FOP exam must first be passed before candidates can sit DCH (UK) Clinical.

It is recommended that candidates should have completed a minimum of one year of paediatric training in a recognised training institution before applying.

More about theory examinations (including FOP)

More about DCH Clinical

Contact for queries about RCPCH examinations in India

Dr Deepak Ugra - deepakugra@hotmail.com