Examinations team

The Examinations Team support exam candidates based in the UK and overseas.

We provide two types of examination, the Membership examination (MRCPCH) and the Diploma in Child Health (DCH).

Our team is responsible for all aspects of candidate administration from application to results. We also support clinical lead input into the development of clinical examination scenarios, clinical examiner recruitment and training and clerical support to examination related committees, panels and working groups.

If you have a question, please contact us on:

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MRCPCH and DCH Examiners, Senior Examiners and Hosts - portal

This page is a resource for MRCPCH & DCH Clinical Hosts, Examiners and Senior Examiners. From this page you will be able to access the specific documents and resources relevant to each of these roles. Please scroll down to the relevant section. Note: As the below links are restricted to current ...
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Becoming an MRCPCH/DCH Examiner

Medical professionals can apply to become an examiner for MRCPCH (membership exam) and DCH (Diploma of Child Health) clinical examinations. On this page you will find information about the types of examiners who assist with these examinations. Each section below provides a link to a document th...
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COVID-19 - impact on our examinations: FAQs

As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the College has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to postpone all scheduled MRCPCH and DCH examination activity in the UK and internationally from now until the end of August 2020.  This page provides information for exam ...
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COVID-19 - update on examinations

We are monitoring the ongoing issues with the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, and the impact on our theory and clinical examinations for MRCPCH and Diploma of Child Health. As of 23 March, we have postponed all exams through the end of August 2020, and will review again in Jun...
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Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - about

The DCH recognises competence in the care of children in trainees in specialties allied to paediatrics. Candidates, including GPs and paediatricians, use this as an opportunity to upskill and gain an internationally recognised postgraduate medical diploma. Each year there are about 300 DCH candidate...
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MRCPCH Clinical examination candidate guidance

MRCPCH Clinical is the final element of the MRCPCH (membership exam). It assesses whether candidates have reached the standard in clinical skills expected of a newly appointed Specialty Trainee 4 (ST4). It is held in hospital sites across the UK and in a number of other countries. We introduce our g...
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Your exam results (MRCPCH and DCH)

You can access your results on your online account five to six weeks after the exam. We will email your detailed results breakdown approximately one week after that. If you wish to request a re-mark for your theory exam, you must do this within two weeks of receiving your detailed results breakdown....