Examinations

We offer two qualifications: Membership (MRCPCH) and the Diploma of Child Health (DCH). We support candidates to register, apply for and sit their exams - whether in the UK and Ireland, or in a growing number of countries internationally.
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Applications are open until 5 December for these theory exams, which take place next February. Our guidance explains how to apply and what to expect on the day.
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Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) is achieved by passing three theory exams and one clinical exam. It's an essential part of training and mapped to our curriculum.
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Our Diploma of Child Health recognises competence in the care of children. With one theory exam and one clinical exam, it's especially for those working in specialties allied to paediatrics such as general practice.

News about exams and for trainees

News

MRCPCH Clinical examination changes - from September 2019

The Examinations Executive Committee are introducing modifications to the structure and scoring system of the MRCPCH Clinical examination. Trainees and examiners have provided significant input into these changes, which were approved by the GMC (General Medical Council) in July 2018. These changes...

We have a wealth of resources to help you prepare for your exam - from courses to multi-media guides.