MRCPCH Clinical Exam Face-to-Face - guidance hub

This is a hub for all updates, FAQs, candidate resources and revised documents related to the MRCPCH Clinical exam being delivered face-to-face. This page is intended for both UK and overseas candidates. The majority of this page is intended for the face-to-face no patient exam. However, there is a special section at the bottom of this page for face-to-face exams delivered with patients.
Last modified
20 May 2022

SECTION 1: Face-to-face exams without patients

The section contains guidance for the face-to-face no patient exam. This refers to the exam delivery format where the four short clinical and the development station are run with scenarios instead of patients.  All other stations remain the same.

This format of delivery applies to the UK and all overseas centres except Singapore, Malaysia, India and Nepal. Singapore, Malaysia, India and Nepal candidates, please see the section below that refers to face-to-face exams with patients.

Updates on MRCPCH Clinical exam

  1. Candidate update on exam delivery method for June 2022 - 15/3/2022

Webinars and online resources

  • Development MOCK station video - this is a video recorded in MS Teams that shows what the  Development station is like with a scenario rather than a patient.  It was recorded in April 2021.
  • Short Clinical MOCK station video - we will be recording a mock Short Clinical station soon based on a scenario for candidates to review and use for guidance (new)

Additionally, our Get ready for exams listing brings together the various resources from around the College that can help candidates prepare for their exams.

Frequently asked questions

You can view our FAQs.

If you have questions not covered by this document, please email to exams@rcpch.ac.uk

Understanding the face-to-face no patient exam

Preparation resources for face-to-face no patient exam

Candidate resources for face-to-face no patient exam


SECTION 2: Face-to-face exams with patients (Malaysia, India, Nepal and Singapore)

This section is intended for overseas host centres who are running face-to-face exams with patients in some or all of their four short clinical stations, a scenario based development station, and history, communication and video remaining the same.  The only centres currently running this format of the exam are Malaysia, India, Nepal and Singapore.

Webinars and online resources

  • Development MOCK station video - this is a video recorded in MS Teams that shows what the  Development station is like with a scenario rather than a patient.  It was recorded in April 2021.
  • Short Clinical MOCK station video - we will be recording a mock Short Clinical station soon based on a scenario for candidates to review and use for guidance.  For any centre running a mix of some short clinical stations based on a scenario and some with patients, candidates should review this video to help prepare for the scenario based short clinical stations. (new)

Additionally, the College has a Get Ready Exams webpage that brings together the various resources from around the College that can help candidates prepare for their exams.

Frequently asked questions

You can view our FAQs (new)

If you have questions not covered by this document, please email to exams@rcpch.ac.uk

Understanding the face-to-face patient based exam

Preparation resources for face-to-face patient based exam

Candidate resources for face-to-face no patient exam