- What is the SJT?
The situational judgement test is an invigilated exam that assesses you on the professional attributes expected on the foundation programme.
You'll be presented with hypothetical, real-life scenarios that you'll need to assess and then rank with the most appropriate response.
- How can I prepare for the SJTs?
The GDC standards guidance is a useful starting point. Familiarise yourself with the nine principles and how to apply them in practice. Try out a few SJT scenarios and respond as you would as a foundation dentist.
- How will I be allocated a position on the foundation programme?
Allocation to foundation schools depends on the score achieved by each student. The system begins with the highest-scoring applicant, assigns them their first choice, and continues in the same vein. Once the system reaches an applicant whose first choice is full, they're assigned their second choice, and so on.
So whether you get placed at your first choice location is down to your score and the popularity of your chosen foundation school.
- Can I appeal against my SJT score?
No. By arriving at your SJT, you declare yourself fit to sit the assessment and the result from the test will remain final.
- Will I get specific feedback on how I did on the SJT?
Unfortunately it's not possible to get any feedback beyond the score.
- Do I need to bring anything with me to take the test?
You'll need to show valid government issued ID that includes your name, a recent photo, and your signature. You won't be allowed to take any personal items with you into the testing room.
Check the Pearson VUE page for testing availability. It's your responsibility to know the time, location and venue of your exam. You must arrive 15 minutes before your booked appointment time i.e. if you book a 9.00am slot you should be at the Pearson VUE test centre at 8.45am.