MRCPCH/DCH Foundation of Practice exam preparation for overseas candidates - online workshop

In this 90-minute online workshop we’ll explore topics within the FOP exam that have proven particularly challenging for overseas candidates. We’ll use case scenarios to help you understand the key knowledge and skills required and the pitfalls to avoid. We’ll also provide practical tips of how to approach your revision so that you can further develop your knowledge and present to the exam with confidence.
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RCPCH is pleased to offer this online workshop at a reduced, introductory rate. Please note the fee may be subject to change.  

  • Fee: £30

Note This course starts at 08:30 British Summer Time.


As one of the theory exams required for RCPCH membership and the theory exam required for the Diploma in Child Health qualification, success in the Foundation of Practice (FOP) exam is important to many. However, it can be particularly challenging for overseas candidates who may not have experience of working in the NHS, which forms the basis of the clinical practice assessed in this exam.

Therefore, along with the key resources page on Compass, RCPCH is delighted to be working with Dr Mithilesh Lal and Dr Priya Kumar to provide this online workshop, offering additional support to overseas candidates.

The speakers will work through a number of scenarios focused on areas known to be challenging to overseas candidates, giving tips about how to approach them in the context of UK clinical practice. They will also give advice about how to approach revising for the exam. There will be opportunities for you to participate throughout.  

Prepare for the workshop Please make sure you look at the key resources page on Compass, including the videos/presentation from Dr Lal and Dr Kumar beforehand so that you can get the most out of this online workshop.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • understand which topics most overseas candidates find difficult and know how to tackle these in the exam
  • understand more about the management of a range of paediatric conditions in the UK healthcare system
  • know how to approach your ongoing revision for the exam.


  • Dr Mithilesh Lal, Consultant Neonatologist, South Tees Foundation NHS Trust and FOP Chair
  • Dr Priya Kumar, Consultant Paediatrician, London North West University Healthcare Trust

How to join the workshop

Please register to secure your place and we’ll send you a link to join the session nearer the time.

We're running the event on the Microsoft Teams platform. You can use a smartphone, tablet or laptop/computer to watch the workshop. You do not need to have the Microsoft Teams software installed to join. When you click or tap the workshop link, you’ll have the option to 'Watch on the web instead', then you can sign in.