Get involved in exam and assessment development

We work closely with clinicians every step of the way to devise our MRCPCH theory and clinical exams and assessments.

From question setting groups, where new questions and scenarios are generated, right through to the Standard Setting Angoff process where exam questions are reviewed and judged one final time after the exam, our clinicians and College staff ensure the quality and rigorousness of every examination and assessment.

MRCPCH theory question writer

If you hold MRCPCH and would like to join a local Question Setting Group (QSG) to write questions for our Theory exams, please contact Eva Nordstrom-Amy on eva.nordstrom-amy@rcpch.ac.uk.

Find out more about how we write questions and scenarios

Principal Area Theory (PAT) Lead

The PAT Lead organises regional question writing meetings and supports the College with refining questions for the theory examinations.

For more information and to see if you are eligible, you can download the job description below.

When we have a vacancy, we will add to our our call for nominations to RCPCH posts.

RCPCH examination and assessment boards member

Boards members are theory examiners who review and refine new and existing questions, and clinicians who develop and review scenarios for the Clinical, RCPCHStart and Recruitment assessments. 

For more information on these activities, please contact: