Key components of the course include:
- Clinical examination stations covering all the major systems
- Developmental assessment stations
- Communication Skills role play stations
- History Taking and Management Planning stations
- Double-length video scenario practice
- Mock examination with replication of exam timings
- Small group teaching with individualised feedback from experienced tutors
- Exam technique teaching
The Imperial College MRCPCH Part 2 Clinical Course has been running since 1997 in order to prepare candidates for their MRCPCH Clinical Examination.
It is held three times per year, 4-6 weeks prior to the exam dates. The course consists of three days of intensive small-group clinical teaching, held over two consecutive weekends. Day 1 focuses on cardiology and communication skills, and is held at Crawley hospital. Days 2 and 3 are held at St Mary's campus, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.
The majority of the teaching is done in groups of just four candidates, each facilitated by an experienced tutor. The number of candidates is restricted to 32 to ensure the highest quality educational experience and content. This means that the course gets fully booked very early, so you will need to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Days 2 and 3 of the course are held at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary's campus. These will include clinical cases in all systems, the opportunity to practice cases under exam conditions and a clinical video practice exam.
Day 1 focuses primarily on cardiology but will include an introduction to the exam, examination and communication skills, and is held at Crawley hospital.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is responsible for training and examining paediatricians in the UK. The College has over 12,000 members in the UK and abroad and sets standards for professional and postgraduate medical education.
Further information about the MRCPCH clinical exam rules and regulations can be found via the RCPCH website.