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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This is your first step. You'll need to create your online account, and then register with evidence of your primary medical qualification. You can then apply for the next exam date.
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Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) is achieved passing three theory exams and one clinical exam. It's an essential part of training and mapped to the curriculum.
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Our Diploma of Child Health recognises competence in the care of children; it's especially for those working in specialties allied to paediatrics such as general practice. It comprises one theory and one clinical exam.

News about exams and for trainees

News

A new offer for foundation doctors

If you're a FY1, FY2 or "F3" doctor, why not take advantage of our new, free membership package? You'll get resources to support to you as you consider a career in paediatrics.

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