Diploma in Child Health is a popular qualification for doctors who wish to work with children e.g. GP with Special Interest, Specialist paediatrician.

Please check our DCH Site.

The examination is conducted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It is planned to conduct the examination overseas in the near future as DCH International.


Anil Garg et al

Format of the clinical examination is checks competences at the following stations:

  • History and Management planning
  • Communication
  • Clinical
  • Safe prescribing
  • Data interpretation
  • Structured oral as a viva
  • Development


In future we aim to incorporate DCH clinical examination teaching with our MRCPCH study days allocating time to DCH specific tasks and competencies.

Contact us for details.

We have developed study material for the examination. The two books are available via Pavillion publishers, UK.

Book 1 is relevant and useful for candidates taking the MRCPCH clinical examination.




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