Examiner key dates and calendar

Information for examiners - including dates of board meetings, application periods, availability and training.

UK examination dates

2017 UK exam calendar (PDF)

Examination and assessment board meetings

  • 7 and 8 November 2017

Examiner application periods

  • MRCPCH Examiner Elect - 3 July to 29 September 2017
  • RCPCH Senior Examiner Elect - 3 July to 29 September 2017

All applications received after deadlines will be returned.

DCH only and Overseas examiner applications can be submitted at any time. It is important to note however that applications will only be reviewed at a maximum of three times per year. These meetings are normally held in the 2nd week of March, July and November.

Please submit all completed examiner applications including a short CV and details of suitable references to the MRCPCH Clinical Exam Coordinator by email to sandra.baines@rcpch.ac.uk or if sending by post please send to Examiner Application, Examinations Team, RCPCH, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.

It is important to note that acting as an RCPCH Examiner is a considerable committent. Please only apply if you can commit to at least two periods of examiner activity every year.


We will be contacting you shortly regarding availability for MRCPCH / DCH Clinical examinations for 2018.

If you do not receive a request or have not yet responded please contact the Examinations Team as soon as possible to provide dates that you are available to examine.

Please contact sandra.baines@rcpch.ac.uk, mirka.vokacova@rcpch.ac.uk or (for DCH only exams) olive.osei@rcpch.ac.ukcov   v


RCPCH clinical exams often require emergency cover from examiners so you may be contacted to ask if you can help close to an examination date.

Please note we may be forced to contact you at short notice because of last minute withdrawals.