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Self-assessment for the Diploma in Child Health.
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Horton Hospital, Banbury, UK

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    Self-assessment for the Diploma in Child Health. By W-C Leung, A Minford. (Pp201; £14.99). Arnold, 1997. ISBN 0 340 67720 1 .

    The diploma in child health (DCH) is allegedly the most difficult of the several diplomas in clinical medicine offered by the Royal Colleges. A senior colleague remarked that the DCH has a “significant failure rate” and is “really a mini-membership exam”. As such, it demands a deal of respect.

    Most candidates for the DCH are general practitioner trainees, of whom the majority will have had at most a six month senior house officer post in hospital paediatrics. Thus, many …

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