RCPCH India examinations
The RCPCH runs the membership examination (MRCPCH) in cities across India. We are also launching the Diploma in Child Health (UK), which demonstrates competence for non-paediatricians dealing with children and young people in their clinical practice.
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The MRCPCH examinations are held in the following cities:
- New Delhi
Please note that due to the low candidate numbers
This means that though you will have choice of examination centres in India during your application, you may be allocated to your second or third choice.
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 Exam - Delhi 13 and 14 January 2016
Host: Dr Karthik Nagesh
The exam will be held in:
Manipal Hospital, 98 Rustom Bagh, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru , 560017 , India. 98 Rustom Bagh, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru , 560017 , India 98 Rustom Bagh, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru , 560017 , India
The application period for this exam has now closed.
MRCPCH Clinical Candidate Training Course and Mock Exam - Mumbai 16 and 17 January 2016
The venue will be: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, 4 Bungalows, Andheri, Mumbai - 400053
Contact details for registration
Dr Santanu Sen
Tel: + 91 - 9324810333 / + 91 - 2230937298
Candidates should apply directly to Dr Santanu Sen.
Exam fee: 25000 rupees (for both days) is to be paid by cheque or demand draft to “Research and Education in Child Health Health". Please ensure your name and RCPCH number are written on the back of the cheque or demand draft. Should you wish to provide an alternative method of payment please send an email enquiry to the above email addresses.
Please note that you must send your cheque or demand draft along with your letter of application to:
Dr Santau Sen, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, 4 Bungalows, Andheri, Mumbai - 400053
Fees are non-refundable.
Opening date for applications: 1 December 2015
Closing date for applications: 1 January 2016
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 are over-subscribed
Capstone Course for MRCPCH Clinical
By PPR Academy of Sciences* Training Programme
This course has been supported by the RCPCH
Date: 4-6 December 2015
Venue: PSIMS, Gannavaram, Krishna District, AP State, India
Designed for Professionals by Professionals
- Intensive and interactive 3 day clinical training with mock exam and immediate feedback.
- Taught by experienced UK consultant paediatricians.
- Specifically designed for the needs of non-UK trained pediatricians.
- Covers all 10 stations - Clinical (5 stations), Communication (2 Stations), Development, History and Video.
For Further Details Contact:
Phone: (0091) 9848097113 (India)
(0044) 7515017574 (UK)
The DCH (UK) qualification demonstrates competence for doctors dealing with children and young people in their clinical practice.
The DCH (UK) Clinical Examination course and mock exam held in Kolkata India in late 2014 and again in August 2015 have both received excellent feedback. Local interest has been high and we are happy to announce that the first DCH (UK) clinical examination will be held in Kolkata on 2 October 2015. There will be a maximum allocation of 32 places available. The application period for this exam is now closed.
For more details please contact the following local exam leads:
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).
If you wish to apply for the the DCH and have not yet passed your FOP exam the next application period opens on 16 November 2015 and closes on 2 December. 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 6 October 2015 at test centres across the country including, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The application period and date for the next DCH (UK) clinical to be held in India is yet to be confirmed. Applications will be secured on a first come first serve basis so please apply quickly to secure your place once dates are published.
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.
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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.
For any queries regarding RCPCH examination activity in India please email Dr Deepak Ugra, firstname.lastname@example.org