DCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course

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23 March 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm
RCPCH, London
Spaces available
Square Shadow_1.pngYou will receive a copy of the text book "Clinical Cases in Paediatrics, DCH Examinations" as part of the course fee. This will be given to you on the day of the course, and you will use it throughout the day.  
This 1 day course will allow you to become more familiar with the DCH clinical exam assessment criteria. You will gain a greater understanding of the key skills required and the pitfalls to avoid. Rather than a mock exam we will focus on exam techniques and prepare you for each station of your exam. 
The programme will be based around each of the stations: Communication, Data Interpretation, Structured Oral, Clinical assessment, Focused history, Child Development and Safe-prescribing. 
The teaching faculty is comprised of highly experienced senior DCH Clinical examiners. This elite team will help you to have a better grasp of the assessment criteria as well as identify and articulate the skills needed to succeed at each station. 
This course will be interactive with workshops, small group work, discussions and role play. It will not involve real patients. This course will facilitate a safe learning environment encouraging you to ask questions of the examiners and share good practice. You will not be taught exam content or tested on your knowledge. You will be taught the skills necessary to pass each station.
  • Work closely with experienced examiners, with the opportunity to ask questions
  • Meet and work with like-minded candidates and share revision techniques
  • Each station is explored and you will gain a greater understanding of the key skills required and the pitfalls to avoid


"Absolutely worth it. It gives a structured approach to the DCH exam, sharing experiences, hopes and fears. Excellent Faculty."

"Very clear about what the DCH exam expects from the examinee. A good faculty, knowledgeable, approachable and friendly"



Objectives & learning outcomes
By the end of each course, delegates will:
  • Be fully aware of the exam format and what to expect in their assessment on the various stations 
  • Develop a clear understanding and familiarity of the assessment criteria and its application in the exam
  • Have a clearer understanding of what is required to pass each station through knowledge of the assessment criteria
  • Understand the evidence-based pitfalls and how to avoid them. 
  • Reflect on the content, knowledge and revision needed to ensure success

DCH Clinical exam candidates preparing to take the exam in April 2018.