Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health often referred to as the RCPCH, is the professional body for pediatricians (doctors specializing in child health) in the United Kingdom

MRCPCH – Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health often referred to as the RCPCH, is the professional body for pediatricians (doctors specializing in child health) in the United Kingdom.

It is responsible for the postgraduate training of pediatricians and conducts the Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) exams.

It also awards the Diploma in Child Health (DCH), which is taken by many doctors who plan a career in general practice. Members of the college use the post nominal initials ‘MRCPCH’ while Fellows use ‘FRCPCH’.

Why MRCPCH?

    • Qualifies you to work in England after obtaining an IELTS or OET certificate.
    • It opens the way for you to work in England with more opportunities than the Egyptian degree (Or any local degree).
    • Recognized by the Egyptian Medical Syndicate.
    • It helps you to gain more experience, skills, and knowledge, which makes you able to accurately diagnose and deal with the most accurate and difficult cases.
    • Membership provides you with the regular admission requirements for higher specialist training in pediatrics.
    • Do not require traveling outside Egypt to obtain the certificate(all Exams available in Egypt and in a lot of venues all over the world).
    • Widely accepted all over the world.
    • A systematic approach to the diagnosis.
    • Membership makes you up to date with the new guidelines.

What does the exam include?

MRCPCH is a test that includes both theoretical and practical assessment:

The exam is usually taken during the period of basic specialist training, which in the UK normally lasts for two to three years.

The Royal College is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards for its exams. The MRCPCH is modelled to accurately assess the competencies of paediatric trainees and to conform to the highest standards of assessment and medical education.

Structure of MRCPch Exams:

Candidates will normally take the three theory examinations on a computer at a test centre. Theory examinations can be taken in any order and are non-sequential.

Candidates must pass the three theory examinations before they can sit the MRCPCH Clinical examination.

Foundation of Practice (FOP), assess basic clinical knowledge in pediatrics, and clinical decision-making abilities.

It aims to ensure you have reached the standard of someone entering core specialist training. It is part of both the MRCPCH and Diploma of Child Health (DCH) exams.

Exam time:
2 hours 30 minutes, It used to be called MRCPCH Part 1A.

Exam Format:
The questions are typically a combination of:
SBAs – 79 questions
EMQs – 6 questions (3 statements or clinical scenarios in each)

Exam Fees:
Fees differ by country, and details are below. The fees are the same for both delivery options: test center and online invigilation.

FOP or TAS (single Paper) FOP And TAS (both Papers)
UK £ 325 £ 550
Egypt £ 380 £ 615
India, Malaysia, KSA, UAE, Oman, Myanmar, Sudan, Singapore, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan £ 408 £ 675

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Theory and Science (TAS) Exam assesses basic scientific, physiological, and pharmacological principles of clinical practice, and of evidence-based practice.

Exam time:
2 hours 30 minutes, It used to be called MRCPCH Part 1B.

Candidates can apply to take FOP and TAS on the same day; FOP is always in the morning and TAS in the afternoon.

Exam Format:
The questions are typically a combination of:
SBAs – 70 questions
EMQs – 10 questions.

Exam Fees:
Fees differ by country, and details are below. The fees are the same for both delivery options: test center and online invigilation.

FOP or TAS (single Paper) FOP And TAS (both Papers)
UK £ 325 £ 550
Egypt £ 380 £ 615
India, Malaysia, KSA, UAE, Oman, Myanmar, Sudan, Singapore, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan £ 408 £ 675

Start MRCPCH part 1 (FOP & TAS) Course by clicking here!

Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP)

This exam will assess your knowledge, understanding, and clinical decision-making abilities based on a standard of someone entering their core specialist training and are part of the MRCPCH exam.

Exam Time:

This exam is 2 parts, each of which is 2 hours 30 minutes and you will take them on the same day.

Exam Format:
The questions types is a combination of:
N of many, EMQs, photographic material, data interpretation, and case histories. It used to be called MRCPCH Part 2.

N of many:
This is similar to SBA, However, two or three answers are required from a longer list, It is only used in the AKP exam.

Each question carries its own weighting. You will see how many marks each question is worth in the test. The maximum score per question will be based on the number of correct responses required. Incorrect responses will gain a score of zero.

Exam Fees:
Fees differ by country, and details are below. The fees are the same for both delivery options: test center and online invigilation.

AKP
UK £ 550
Egypt £ 710
India, Malaysia, KSA, UAE, Oman, Myanmar, Sudan, Singapore, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan £ 780

Start MRCPCH part 2 (AKP) Course by clicking here!

MRCPCH Clinical is the Last Exam of the MRCPCH (membership exam).
this exam will assess whether you have reached the standard in clinical skills expected of a specialized doctor.

Specialty Trainee 4 (ST4).

this Exam will assess your skills in Child development, communication skills, history taking, and management planning, recognition and symptoms, and diagnosis of clinical signs and physical examination skills

Exam Format:
It consists of ten stations
1-4 Clinical
5 Development
6 History
7 and 8 Communication
9 and 10 Video

The first three exams must be passed before progressing to the final/Clinical exam.

Entry Exam requirements :

  • you must have passed all three Exams
  • completed a period of training lasting two and a half years from the graduation date on your diploma of medical qualification (recommended).
  • must be proposed by one sponsor, The sponsor is expected to certify from personal knowledge and repute that the candidate has had a period of training in paediatrics which complies with the exam regulations and is considered ready to take the exam. (for more details)

How to run the exam in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. see more

MRCPCH Clinical Course – Not Available Now!

What does Connect Academy do for you to help you pass this exam?

After a careful analysis of the performance of the tests and the feedback from students who preceded the exam, Connect Academy divided the problem into two main issues that most students face, namely the lack of understanding of the basic theories, and the failure to focus on preparing for the form of the test. Narrowing options to determine the correct answer is more difficult than expected.

We know that it is easy to get lost in the classroom with many students so to ensure that you get the personalized education you need all of our classes are taught by the most qualified lecturers who have already successfully passed all parts of the fellowship you wish to obtain.

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Course details:

The training course consists of three parts that include both the theoretical side and practical assessment, and each part of the fellowship has a separate course that qualifies for the exam.

26 lectures, at a rate of 3 training hours/Lecture.
8 lectures at the rate of 3 hours / Lecture.
5 training days – 5 hours for each training day.

The course covers all aspects of the exam, and you can easily get scientific books and study materials once you register for the course!

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    • Financially beneficial for students with a limited budget.
    • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the MRCOG exam.
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    • Training to solve questions on each topic.
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    • Providing previous exams and examples for exam training.
    • There are few participants inside the classrooms to ensure students receive personal attention.
    • Get a comprehensive daily study plan and high-quality lectures.
    • Review and analyze with the lecturer and the participants until the day of the exam.
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How can I register for the exam?

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What are the exam dates?

The exam is held in the following months of each year:

Part 1 (February – June – October).

Part 2 (January – May – September).

Part 3 (According to the place of the examination).

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