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Situational Judgement Tests for Foundation Programme Entry

SUSAN SHELMERDINE
St Georges Hospital, London
ANEESHA VERMA
St Mary's Hospital London

This book will help final year medical students improve their chances of getting their ideal medical job by practising the new style ‘Situational Judgement Tests’ (SJTs) required for recruitment. It begins with an explanation of the type of questions that are asked and introduces students to exam techniques required in order to succeed in the test. Following on from this, another chapter is dedicated to the core concepts and guidelines expected of junior doctors, before finishing with several mock examinations with answers for the readers to test themselves.

SJTs are currently used elsewhere in medicine for the selection of fully qualified doctors into GP training, however this type of examination and questioning is not one which any medical student will be familiar with or have come across in their training to date. The book gives a comprehensive explanation of answers including key references and topics relating to professionalism, medical ethics, GMC guidelines and foundation programme personal specifications. The contributing authors include current foundation year doctors who can offer authentic realism from their ward experience.

The book will serve not only as a revision guide but also as an instructional tool to help potential junior doctors reason through professional dilemmas they may encounter in the ‘SJT’ selection tests as well as in real life on the wards.

ISBN: 9781848290709
Publication: September 2012
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99 $50.00

*Outlines the core concepts and guidelines expected of junior doctors.