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FOUNDATION PROGRAMME COURSES (SJT, CSA)

Welcome to our page dedicated to the Foundation Programme (UKFPO). In    order to gain a place as a Foundation Year 1 doctor in the UK you will have to sit the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and if you graduated 2 years before the start date of your FY1 programme you will have to sit the Clinical Assessment Exam (CSA) OSCE.

We have tailor made courses to help students excel in the SJT to maximise your UKFP application scores and to overcome the Clinical Skills Assessment exam.

Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

 Format of the exam: OSCE made up of 16 ‘stations’

OSCEs are made up of a circuit of ‘stations’, each station being a self- contained area (a room) in which a candidate is asked to perform a given clinical task. The tasks are largely independent on one another and the knowledge and skills utilised in one are neither required nor utilised in subsequent stations.

This will be a 4 day intense OSCE preparatory course. The content will be based on the requirements as set by the UKFPO.

Day 1:

– Focused history taking, history taking in difficult circumstances
– challenging communication
– Team work
– Ethical and legal issues

Day 2:

– surgical and peri-operative care
– discharge planning
– health promotion and patient education

Day 3:

– recognition and management of acute illness
– examination of patients with chronic disease

Day 4:

– practical procedures

Course date: 21-24th September

Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

The Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test (SJT) ‘tests aptitude for employment and the professional attributes expected of a Foundation doctor’ (UKFPO).

The exam:

  • 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 (this will contribute to your total score for FP application) – the higher you score the more chance you have or ranking your first choice preferences

Exam dates:

• Friday 7 th December 2019, 10:00 -12:20 AM

• Monday 7 th January 2020, 10:00 -12:20 AM

Our SJT Course:

This will be a 2 day intense online preparatory course. The content will be based on the requirements as set by the UKFPO.

Day 1: Practice ‘Rank 5 possible responses’ questions (9am-530pm)

Day 2: Practice ‘3 most appropriate responses’ questions (9am – 530pm)

In order to enrol into the online course then you can select the ‘Pay now’ button and scroll down choosing the SJT online course option.

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