There are different types of examiners:
The Generic Examiner can examine for both the MRCPCH and DCH. They are consultant paediatricians with a suitable breadth of experience and knowledge, and can be based in the UK or internationally.
The DCH Examiner can examine for the DCH. They are medical professionals with a background in another specialty allied to paediatrics, or paediatricians not performing an acute general paediatric role whose experience makes them suitable to examine for this exam. They can be based in the UK or internationally.
Once an applicant for one of these roles is approved by the Examiner Review Panel (ERP), an applicant is given the title of Generic Examiner Elect or DCH Examiner Elect as appropriate, and begins training and assessment.
The Senior Examiner is lead examiner in the examining team at a particular centre and responsible for all key quality assurance aspects on the exam day.
The Host is the consultant paediatrician with responsibility for all local clinical exam arrangements at a given centre.
To find out more details and how to apply to become an examiner, please see our page, Becoming an MRCPCH/DCH Examiner.