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.

More about MRCPCH theory examinations

More about MRCPCH clinical examinations

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 Course in Chennai (September 2016)

MRCPCH Clinical course - Chennai

MRCPCH Clinical Exam - September 2016

We are happy to announce that the next MRCPCH Clinical  will be held in Mumbai on 29th and 30th September 2016. There will be a maximum allocation of 48 places available. 

Applications for this exam should be submitted on 22nd June 2016,  using the online application system. No paper applications will be accepted. 

Fees: £1259

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. Local interest in the DCH in India has been high.

Kolkata - 25 September 2016

We are happy to announce that the next DCH (UK) Clinical will be held in Kolkata on 25 September 2016. There will be a maximum allocation of 32 places available.

The application period for this exam will run from 29 February until 12 August 2016. Applications will be secured on a first come first serve basis, so please apply quickly to secure your place.

Applications to DCH (UK) Clinical examinations in India are paper-based only. Please do not try to apply through the RCPCH exam online application system.

The fee for the DCH (UK) Clinical  is £600.

 

Applications to DCH (UK) Clinical examinations held in India are paper based only. Candidates should not attempt to apply for the DCH (UK) Clinical through the RCPCH Exam online application system. The fee for the DCH (UK) Clinical  is £600

*Candidates should only submit application for the DCH (UK) Clinical if they have first passed the Foundation of Practice theory exam.

All interested candidates should first be registered to apply for exams with the RCPCH, successfully pass their Foundation of Practice (FOP) theory exam and then apply to the DCH (UK).

Foundation of Practice exam

If you wish to apply for the the DCH and have not yet passed your FOP exam the next application period opens on 21 March and closes on 6 April 2016. Please ensure you have registered for an RCPCH exam account before then.

The next FOP exam to be held in India will take place on 14 June 2016 at test centres across the country, including Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyberabad.

DCH Clinical Candidate course - Kolkata, 3-4 September 2016

The RCPCH are also happy to announce that a two day DCH Clinical Candidate Course will be held in at AMRI Hospital Kolkata, India on 3rd and 4th September 2016

 

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 examination.

  

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 examination.

For more course details please contact the following local exam leads:

 The RCPCH Exams Team would like to extend our gratitude to the course organisers Dr Santosh Agrawal, Dr Rajiv Sinha and Dr Saumen Meur for their all their efforts, contributions and input into the exam.

Who 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 querise about RCPCH examinations in India

Dr Deepak Ugra - deepakugra@hotmail.com