Examiners and hosts

RCPCH examiners assess the performance of candidates taking part in MRCPCH (membership) and DCH (Diploma of Child Health) clinical exams in the UK and overseas.

Hosts, as trained examiners, run these exams in their workplace - such as ward, outpatients department or an education facility.

Examiners are required to:

  • participate in clinical examinations
  • provide support for the hosting and organisation of clinical examinations
  • attend examiner training as required.

Host examiners are responsible for all local arrangements for a clinical exam in their exam centre.

Our Exams team supports and oversees the recruitment and training of examiners and hosts.

We will add detailed guidance for prospective and current examiners and hosts on this page soon.

At the RCPCH, we value and appreciate the time given freely by our examiners and hosts. Thank you!