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Trainees in Paediatrics must pass their MRCPCH exams to progress through the
training programme. Detailed information about the exams can be
found on the
Exam preparation is included in the Paediatric Regional Education Programme
(PREP) at the end of each training day. Trainees in Wessex have
also produced a guide
to passing your Membership which is available to download.
In order to progress to ST3 from
parts of MRCPCH Part 1 must be passed. It is
worthwhile, therefore, to start taking the part 1 exams as soon as
year is started. Some will have taken some exams prior to entering
If you are struggling with your exams, please
let your educational supervisor and the deanery team know as we may
be able to help with your exam preparation technique.
If you have not passed your 1B when you are
due to move to ST3, you will remain in ST2 level posts and
will be allowed up to 1 year additional training to achieve this.
If, despite an extra year in training, you are unable to pass your
exams, you are likely to be released from training unless there are
Likewise, in order to progress from
clinical part 2 exam must be passed. We do have some middle grade
posts and thus you may remain in ST3 yet still do middle
grade posts for up to 1 additional year. If you have already had
extra time to pass previous exams this will be taken into account
as you can only have one extra year of training in total, to pass
Remember, if you are having trouble passing
exams, or if there are personal circumstances (e.g.
health, family etc, we don’t need details, obviously) hampering
your attempts, let the deanery team know early on so that we can
help sooner rather than later.
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