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MRCPCH Teaching

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) runs teaching sessions for doctors preparing for their clinical postgraduate exams.

We aim to have regular teaching (2-3 sessions per week) in the 5-6 weeks running up to each MRCPCH clinical exam (3x year). These sessions dedicated to MRCPCH teaching occur throughout the working day and occasionally in the evenings.

The Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) team encourage departments and educational supervisors who have trainees preparing for an upcoming exam to be supportive of those attending sessions. If there are places available we open the sessions to doctors working outside GOSH (subject to appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) documentation). Priority for places will be given to current internal trainees, and by exam sitting, but will then be first come, first served.

We run two types of session:

  1. Bedside teaching – groups of 4-6 trainees – always booked in advance and facilitated by a member of the clinical team.
  2. Open sessions – These are usually seminar style or non-bedside teaching on topics relevant to the exam, including clinical topics, communication skills and history taking. No booking is required for these sessions and all those within the teaching group are welcome to attend.