COVID-19 - update on examinations
23 March 2020
We are monitoring the ongoing issues with the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, and the impact on our theory and clinical examinations for MRCPCH and Diploma of Child Health. As of 23 March 202, we have postponed all exams through the end of August 2020, and will review again in...
MRCPCH Clinical examination candidate guidance
MRCPCH Clinical is the final element of the MRCPCH (membership exam). It assesses whether candidates have reached the standard in clinical skills expected of a newly appointed Specialty Trainee 4 (ST4). It is held in hospital sites across the UK and in a number of other countries. We introduce our g...
Theory exams for the MRCPCH and DCH - how to apply
Our theory exams for MRCPCH and Diploma of Child Health take place three times a year in the UK and overseas. This page explains when and how to apply, what times they start and finish, what to bring on the day and what to expect after the exam. The theory exams are taken on a computer, and candi...
Your exam results (MRCPCH and DCH)
You can access your results on your online account five to six weeks after the exam. We will email your detailed results breakdown approximately one week after that. For clinical exams, candidates wishing to submit a complaint or feedback after receiving their results should do so as soon as possibl...
MRCPCH Clinical exam - how to apply
Find out when and how to apply to MRCPCH Clinical in the UK and overseas centres, how places are allocated and what to expect after you submit your application.
Medical Training Initiative (paediatrics) - guidance for applicants
The MTI(p) scheme provides paediatricians from outside the UK / European Economic Area two years of high quality postgraduate training in the NHS. Graduates can use this experience to improve patient care in their home countries, and UK hospitals benefit from their skills and knowledge. If you're in...
Theory exams structure and syllabus
The MRCPCH (membership) exam has three theory exams, which are computer-based and taken in an exam centre. They are Foundation of Practice (FOP), Theory and Science (TAS) and Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP); they can be taken in any order. The Diploma of Child Health includes FOP only. Find out ...
Clinical Assessments team
Examiners for MRCPCH and/or DCH
Medical professionals can apply to become an examiner for MRCPCH (membership exam) and DCH (Diploma of Child Health) clinical examinations. If you are interested in becoming an examiner for either exam, please see below.