The MRCPCH Mastercourse comprises volumes 1 and 2, a DVD containing video clips of clinical scenarios, and PIN access to a website with self-assessment and further learning materials. It is described as providing 'all the learning materials required for successful completion of the MRCPCH parts 1 and 2 and MRCPCH Clinical' however for TAS and Clinicals in particular additional resources may be more helpful.
Clinical Cases for MRCPCH Foundation of Practice
This book is as described in the title! Available to purchase new through the RCPCH website.
The Science of Paediatrics MRCPCH Mastercourse.
This book provides detailed explanations of the theory underlying clinical practice and is recommended for the TAS exam.
It can be purchased new for £179.99 here, or alternatively the deanery have purchased several copies which can be loaned by contacting Dr Faye Hawkins.
Clinical Cases for MRCPCH Theory and Science
This book provides clinical scenarios with accompanying questions and answers. The underlying theory for each answer is explained, and the book is useful to test knowledge alongside other resources for developing your theory base.
It can be purchased new for £10 plus postage here, or you'll like find someone you work with has a copy available to lend.
Paediatric Exams: A Survival Guide
The Paul Gaon book has a systems based approach and is recommended for both theory and clinical exam. It has good explanations on approaches to data interpretation questions, and brief outlines for approach to clinical examinations. This book is now out of print but paperback copies may be available from other trainees or the library; please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy.
Paediatric Radiology for MRCPCH & FRCR
This book explains basics concepts of imaging as well as exam-type questions using clinical cases with a variety of radiological images across all systems.
Clinical Cases for MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice
This book is designed to demonstrate how theoretical knowledge can be used to tackle clinical cases in paediatrics, and equip candidates with the tools and knowledge needed to pass this exam. Available through the RCPCH website.
Great Ormond Street Handbook of Paediatrics
This book has lots of photographs and images of conditions and syndromes.
Dragon Bytes Podcasts
Follow @Dragon_Bytes for updates on podcasts.
Podcasts for clinical & theory exams available through most podcast media.
RCPCH webinar on the new exam format, which was rolled out for the October 2019 sitting. Whilst the format will be changed for coronavirus alterations, it still provides useful information on the different stations and the new marking scheme.
- The Easy Auscultation website runs through the basics of heart sounds with audio examples
- The Auscultation Assistant also provides audio examples of heart sounds.
Congenital Cardiac Lesions
The Cincinnati Children's Hospital website has great illustrations of all congenital cardiac lesions including diagrams and video illustrations of corrective surgery, where appropriate.
Geggel's Congenital Heart Disease Library also provides diagrams and video illustrations of various lesions, as well as echos and ECGs. You will need to register with the OpenPaediatrics website (free) to access the library.
PECSIG RCPCH Exam Tutorials
Five tutorials from the UK Society of Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology, aimed at giving you a grounding and understanding in Paediatric Cardiology that would be expected of a junior registrar.
Neurology & MSK
This video playlist shows examples of common abnormal gaits.
The Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters International website has useful information on when a PGALs examination is indicated, examination guide, proforma and video demonstrations.
The PediNeuroLogic Exam website has information and video examples of neurological exams in paediatrics.
MRCPCH Clinical: Short Cases, History Taking & Communication Skills
Very useful book used by most. Outlines key practical points for examinations and relates them to cases. Scenarios are good to use as part of a group for practising history & communication stations. A discount may be available if you already have a Pastet subscription, otherwise available through Pastiest or Amazon.
Examination Paediatrics, 5th Edition
This book is written for the Australian paediatric clinical exam but is an extremely useful book. It has detailed examination approaches for each system and provides multiple scenarios which these are related to.
Good for private study and brushing up at the beginning of revision. £37.99 on Amazon.
Short Cases for the MRCPCH
Clinical scenarios and useful aide memoirs for each system. This book is no longer in print so very costly to purchase yourself but you may find someone has one hidden on a bookcase available to lend.