Supporting training

Our clinicians and staff ensure the quality and rigorousness of every exam and assessment for trainee paediatricians. We facilitate groups to generate questions and scenarios and use the Standard Setting Angoff process to review questions one final time after the exam. Here's how we support those who support trainees.

Supporting the COVID-19 response

The pandemic is causing unprecedented disruption to training and assessment in paediatrics in the UK.

We offer information on how we'd advise Educational Supervisors and ARCP panels to assess their trainees due for their annual reviews for 2020. Our VP for Education & Training has also written guidance for trainees.

Our exam questions go through various quality controls from when they are ‘pulled’ for use in upcoming exams right up to the end when they are graded after an exam.
We oversee an active programme of research related to paediatric education and training - covering our theory and clinical exams, assessments, recruitment, revalidation and curriculum.
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With a focus on learning outcomes, RCPCH Progress ssets the standard for the skills, knowledge and behaviours that paediatricians need as they progress through training.

Our question setting group meetings are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our important work continues.

We're now inviting members with MRCPCH to help us write questions remotely, using your own device at home or work. It's a great opportunity to develop skills and support the next generation of paediatricians.