The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have announced changes to the MRCPCH Clinical Exam (the final exam of the qualification structure). These changes will help to ensure that the exam remains consistent across all test centres and will provide candidates with useful feedback on their exam attempt.
In this post, we provide you with the requirements of sitting MRCPCH Clinical, the changes implemented and some advice on passing the exam!
The Royal College recommend that in order to optimise your chances of success in the MRCPCH Clinical exam they recommend that you have:
The UK, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Singapore, Sudan and the UAE.
Please note, the content will remain the same.
September 2019 – India and September
October 2019 – The remaining countries with a test centre
It is important to remember that the Clinical Exam is not a test of knowledge, this has already been proven in the written papers.
Tip 1 – Communication – A large part of the exams mark scheme is based on communication. Ask your colleagues to run scenarios with you and listen to their feedback.
Tip 2 – System – Ensure you have a systematic approach for every station, revision books will help you with this! And remember to take your time, do not rush into providing an answer.
Tip 3 – Practice, practice, practice – Try and meet up with a friend who has young children and practice on them.
Tip 4 – Engagement – If the child is old enough to talk, kneel down to their height, introduce yourself, speak to them in terms they can understand but do not be condescending.
Rcpch.ac.uk. (2018). MRCPCH Clinical examination changes - from September 2019 | RCPCH. [online] Available at: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/mrcpch-clinical-exam-changes-september-2019?fbclid=IwAR1JROpDT3B6sxUEYknGDHnoEj6zh-lfi3oCMfOtQ9g4fzJq9nPmwwIZJQ8 [Accessed 28 Nov. 2018].