Royal College of England conducts MRCPCH exam first time in Nepal

Published On: January 12, 2019 01:40 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Royal College of England has conducted an MRCPCH exam for the pediatrics- first of its kind in Nepal. The exam held for the specialization after MD in pediatrics was earlier available only in Britain. 

The exam is held at the Grande Hospital in collaboration with Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health UK and Kanti Children’s Hospital for today and tomorrow. Fifteen department heads of the Royal College from the UK have arrived in Nepal for it. 

A total of 24 pediatricians from Nepal, India, Malaysia, Myanmar and Britain are attending the exam. There are four Nepali doctors attending the exam. 

Medical Director at the Grande International Hospital, Chakraraj Pande, informed that the conduct of exam with international students will help Nepal publicize in the international arena. The Grande Hospital is ready to cooperate with any international venture on various aspects of medical education, he added. 

Strategic Chief of RCPCH, Dr Ramesh Mehta viewed that it was matter of pride that such exam is held in Nepal. It has proved that Nepal could be made the exam center of SARRC countries students on special medical subject. 

Under this scheme, more than 6,000 pediatricians from across the globe are allowed to attend the exam having the centers in different 35 countries in a year. 

Senior examiner of RCPCH, Dr Mithilesh Lal observed that the exam was not only revised but also technically enhanced. 

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