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Important update for 2020-21 recruitment:
The SJT will be the sole determinant of ranking. To do well in the SJT the candidate still requires a good understanding of the components of a good Foundation Dentist, which includes PML.
For the 2020-21 recruitment for Dental Foundation Training, the SJT will be the sole determinant, we will still however teach the salient points from the Professionalism, Management, and Leadership & Communication stations that we see as synergistic with doing well at the SJT.
The DFT interview compromises of a communication station which contributes 25% of your final mark.
On the day you will be asked to communicate a dental scenario to an actor acting as a patient. It is key to work on essential communication skills such as showing empathy, reduced use of jargon, clarity in your explanation, but most importantly the involvement of the patient in the treatment plan whilst alleviating any of their concerns.
We aim to highlight the most common pitfalls at our crash course as well as working on structuring your presentation.
Working towards your communication will enable you to carry forward skills beyond the interview. We are confident that after working on our communication workshop you will have a better understanding of the assessment station.
Professionalism, leadership, and management contribute to the other 25% of marks from your interactive stations.
The assessment will involve you knowing the latest guidelines and regulations that govern the dental profession. Key components include the regulations that govern consent for minors, complaints procedures, and contamination protocols amongst many others.
As part of our crash course, we will supply you with a manual with some of the key points from these regulations for you to take away.
A list of the complete regulations you are expected to know will be discussed at the crash course. Doing well in this station will present you with a greater opportunity to be amongst the top percentiles to attain your first choice.
The situational judgment test has been designed to assess the core values and judgments of each candidate in varying situations. There is often a wrong answer, but also many right answers. The key is to choose the correct answers in the order of what the GDC wishes its registered dentists to conduct themselves.
We have worked on a tried and tested formula to help you chose the right choices. Further discussion of this technique will be discussed at the crash course as well as providing some sample questions.
The SJT is said to be hard to revise for due to it testing your innate thinking. But if you are able to think along a certain way then you are more likely to fit into their way of thinking.
Duration of practice for this test is not always effective, rather it is your technique that will be most effective.
We have compiled advice from past examiners of the DFT recruitment process.
top 1 %
We have compiled revision techniques from applicants who achieved rankings in the top 1% of all UK DFT applicants.
We will provide you with course material to ensure learning occurs after attending our course
We have compiled guidance from previous writers of SJT questions that are similar to those that have been used in the DFT recruitment