Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
The SJT replaces the previous ‘white space’ application form questions as a measure of meeting the national person specification. The SJT is taken in exam conditions, and consists of 70 questions in 2 hours 20 minutes. It contains two question formats: rank five possible responses in order and select the three most appropriate responses. A maximum of 50 points is available.
All applicants to the Foundation Programme commencing in August 2014, including the Academic Foundation Programme, are required to take the SJT in the UK on either:
• Friday 6 December 2013
• Monday 6 January 2014
An applicant’s UK medical school or the UK Foundation Programme Office’s (UKFPO) Eligibility Office will provide information on which date(s) is/are available and how to book a place once confirmed as eligible to apply.
SJT Practice Paper
The UKPO and MSC have developed an online interactive SJT practice paper to help you prepare to take the test later this year. The test is made up of 30 questions in 1 hour, and gives you the answers and rationales to these questions. Please click the link below to take the test.
SJT Practice Paper (please note the questions, answers and rationales in this paper are copyrighted MSC/UKFPO)
An extended practice paper and updated monograph will be available in the autumn.
PDFs of the practice paper, questions and rationales are also available. Please click the relevant link below.
Educational Performance Measure (EPM)
The EPM is a measure of clinical and non-clinical skills, knowledge and performance up to the point of application. The EPM comprises three elements; medical school performance to date in deciles (replacing previous quartiles), for which 34-43 points are available; additional degrees, which are worth up to 5 points; and academic achievements, for which up to 2 points are available. A maximum of 50 points are available.
All applicants to the Foundation Programme, including the Academic Foundation Programme, will be awarded an EPM score.