Role and requirements of the RCPCH examiner
Information on the role of the RCPCH examiner, including responsibilities and our code of conduct - as well as forthcoming minimum requirements for selection, training and performance management.
Duties and responsibilities
Examiners of both the MRCPCH and DCH examinations agree to a set of duties and responsibilities, depending on the category examiner. This document outlines the processes that require examiner input, eligibility criteria, appointment process, length of service and confidentiality.
Code of conduct
To help us maintain quality and standards of our MRCPCH and DCH examinations, all examiners are expected to follow our code of conduct. This addresses a general standard of behaviour, interaction with candidates, patients parents, role players and colleagues, handling of personal and sensitive data, and copyright and use of materials. In the event of any allegation of misconduct, the College will follow the process outlined in the examiner misconduct policy.
In late 2014 the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges agreed a range of minimum requirements for Colleges and Faculties in relation to examiner selection, training, performance management, duration of appointment and collection of equality and diversity (E&D) data. These requirements have also been adopted by the GMC.
The College will implement these minimum standards into its examiner policy and regulations by early 2016. We will update all examiners in due course.
It is also expected that you will act as a Host Examiner within the first one to two years of being appointed as an examiner. Please do offer to host. It is becoming increasingly difficult to secure host support for the MRCPCH and DCH Clinical examinations.
If you are volunteering to host an MRCPCH clinical exam please contact Sandra Baines, Examiner Liaison Coordinator, as soon as possible.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 0207 092 6126
If you are volunteering to host an DCH clinical exam please contact Lynette Afflick, DCH Clinical Administrator as soon as possible.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0207 092 6121
If you have any questions about the role and requirements of the RCPCH examiner, please contact Sandra Baines, RCPCH Examiner Liaison Coordinator.
- Phone: 020 7092 6126
- Email email@example.com