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 UKFPO application scores and to overcome the Clinical Skills Assessment exam.
Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)
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.
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 and 4: recognition and management of acute illness – examination of patients with chronic disease – practical procedures
Day 5 – this day will include data interpretation (ECGs, CXR, ABGs) and management of medical emergencies
Course dates for CSA 2023-2024 candidates:
OCTOBER 5-8th 2023 –
- 5th October – online
- 6th October – online
- 7th October – Live
- 8th October – Live
OCTOBER 9th – ONLINE DATA INTERPRETATION COURSE
Course fee: £450 – this will include all study material and addition to a dedicated WhatsApp group for exam-related discussion
Unlimited practice after the course up until the exam with full access to manikins.
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:
75 questions in 2 hours 20 minutes.
It contains 3 question formats: rank five possible responses in order and select the three most appropriate responses and ‘rating’ questions.
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