You can practice for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) by taking the 2021 and 2016 practice papers.
Please note, the practice papers are designed to familiarise yourself with the test and provide rationales for the correct responses.
Important notice – Change to the 2023 Dental Foundation Training (DFT) national selection process
For the 2023 Dental Foundation Training (DFT) National Recruitment Selection a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) only will be used for the 2023 DFT National selection process. Applicants will not be asked to undertake a communication station and the SJT will account for 100% of the overall assessment score.
This decision has been taken by The Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) Dental Subgroup following careful consideration of evidence from an independently commissioned Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) report on 2019-2021 DFT National recruitments.
The report highlighted significant differential performance gaps for some ethnic minority applicants, which is particularly associated with both the face to face (2019) and virtual (2021) communication stations. This was less significant when the SJT alone was used for the 2020 recruitment round.
This approach will apply to the 2023 recruitment round, MDRS will work with partners to discuss future DFT assessment processes from 2024 onwards.