MRCPCH Part 1: Theory

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Our MRCPCH Theory and Science of Practice questions are mapped to the current Royal College curriculum.

Prepare for the MRCPCH Theory and Science of Practice exam using our quality questions written by experts in the the field of paediatrics.  

This resource contains questions mapped to the current curriculum set by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The resource is populated with themes from previous exam sittings and contains a 2014 Mock Test designed to mirror what you will experience in the actual exam.  Upon answering each question you can further improve your knowledge by reading our detailed explanations and further reading suggestions.

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440+ Best of Five Questions (BoFs)
810+ 'Multiple Choice' Questions (MCQs)
370+ 'Extended Matching Question' Items (EMQs)

Your MRCPCH Theory and Science of Practice resource will include:

  • Over 440 'best of five' question (BoFs)
  • Exam specific revision advice
  • Over 810 'multiple choice' questions (MCQs)
  • Question themes from previous exams
  • Over 370 'extended matching question' items (EMQs)
  • Explanations that improve your learning
  • 2014 Mock Test
  • Performance analysis and feedback

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Section Editor

Claire Wood

Claire Wood

Speciality: BMedSci, MBChB, PGCert Paediatric Emergency Medicine, PGDiploma Clinical Research. Currently studying for a PhD.

Paediatric Section Editor Exam Tip/revision advice tip for MRCPCH exams: Don’t spend a lot of time worrying about the very rare and obscure conditions. The exams are written by clinical paediatricians who want you to be able to safely look after children with common conditions and know when to ask for help with the deteriorating/sick/rare conditions. Make sure you look at the practice papers early to help guide your revision

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