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Explore our resources below for exams, including candidate guides and textbooks. You can find details about how and when to apply, and what happens after your exams on Examinations.

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DCH Clinical exam preparation - online

17 April 2024
This one-day course will familiarise you with the Diploma of Child Health Clinical exam. You will gain a greater understanding of the assessment criteria, the key skills required, the pitfalls to avoid by focusing on exam technique and, through practice, how to approach each station. Please note:...
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Theory exams - tips from the experts to help you prepare

Taking theory exams? Fantastic news! Want some great tips on how to approach the exams and how (or what) to study? This page houses videos giving tips from experts on a wide range of principles for theory exams. We highly recommend not leaving these to the last minute; remember it's not just about w...
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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.
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Theory exams - sample papers

All RCPCH theory exams are delivered via computer-based testing (CBT). Our sample paper is a tutorial to help you better understand the functionality and what you can expect of a CBT examination. This is not a like-for like practice exam but just an example of how our CBT examinations are run. You c...