Royal College of General Practitioners
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RCPCHStart means Specialty Trainee Assessment of Readiness for Tenure. Successful applicants are allocated to one of the three-hour slots in the morning or afternoon of 30 September or 1 October.
RCPCHStart has a circuit of 12 stations, which assess different skills. The stations include scenario based discussions on acute disease, chronic problems, behaviour difficulties and neonatal care. Other scenarios include safeguarding, ward handover and ethics. There are also stations on critical appraisal and teaching.
- To check your eligibility and how it fits in with your educational supervision, and prepare for the assessment, read our RCPCHStart guidance for trainees
- To understand more about the 12-station circuit, download examples of what is handed out on the day and watch videos of sample discussions, read our RCPCHStart - how it works
- If you plan to complete training in an approved sub-specialty (GRID), you must complete RCPCHStart in that sub-specialty - check which sub-specialties are available on these dates
You may also like to read the guidance for trainees by trainees - written by people who have themselves recently completed RCPCHStart. It's an informal insight into the process to help you understand the format and make the most of the learning opportunities it presents.