Apply - DCH Clinical examinations

How to apply for the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) Clinical examination in the UK and Hong Kong. All candidates must apply online.

DCH-button-advert-web.gifAs of June 2017 DCH route candidates are able to apply to the DCH Clinical and Foundation of Practice (FOP)examinations in any order. If you are planning to sit the DCH and the first examination you intend to apply for is the DCH Clinical please ensure that you have registered for an examination account first. You will not have access to the online application system unless you have registered first. For details on registration please click here.

The FOP examination is shared with the MRCPCH route. The FOP exam used to be called the MRCPCH Part 1A written examination.

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Joint applications to FOP and DCH Clinical - in UK

Candidates may submit online applications for the Foundation of Practice (FOP) and the DCH Clinical at the same time.

  • When you submit your application for your first attempt, please indicate your examination route as DCH.
     
  • After you complete your online application, we will email you an acknowledgement. 
     
  • We will send another email confirming you have been allocated a place to sit the exam once the necessary eligibility checks have been undertaken.
     
  • You will then be prompted to create or log into your RCPCH online account to view your placement details.
     
  • Separate payments should be submitted / processed online for each examination. Payment will only be taken for the DCH Clinical if there are sufficient available spaces at DCH Clinical host centres for that exam period.

Applications to DCH Clinical application only - in UK

Please note that places are limited, and a submitted application to sit the exam does not guarantee a place onto the DCH Clinical.

Applicants may be placed for their exam anywhere in the UK. You will not always be placed close to home but we make every effort to take requests into consideration if you include them on your application.

DCH Clinical (UK) - India

The next DCH (UK) clinical examination scheduled for India is 17th January 2018. The examination will be held in Nagpur. 

There will be a maximum allocation of 32 places available. Applications will be secured on a first come first serve basis so please apply quickly to secure your place.

The application period will open on 23rd October and close on 3rd November.

The exam fee for DCH Clinical in India for 2018 is £650

Please refer back to this page for further details.

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DCH Clinical - in Hong Kong

If you are in Hong Kong and wish to apply for the DCH, including the FOP or DCH Clinical, please contact the Hong Kong exam centre on enquiry@paediatrician.org.hk.

DCH Clinical (UK) - in Egypt 

The next DCH (UK) clinical examination scheduled for Egypt is 5th March 2018. The examination will be held in Cairo. 

There will be a maximum allocation of 32 places available. Applications will be secured on a first come first serve basis so please apply quickly to secure your place.

The application period will open on 8th January 2018 and close on 19th January 2018

The exam fee for DCH Clinical in India for 2018 is £650

If candidates experience any problems with their application or payment please contact the Exams Team on exams@rcpch.ac.uk

Please refer back to this page for further details.

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Application guides

DCH Clinical online applications candidate guidance (PDF, 885 KB)

DCH Clinical online applications FAQs (PDF, 547 KB)