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Foundation Programme SJT Preparation Course

Foundation Programme SJT Preparation Course

Foundation Programme SJT Preparation Course

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Course Details

Group booking discount - book as a group of 2, 3 or 4 and save £15 each - pay just £84 each!
Book as a group of 5 or more and save £20 each - pay just £79 each! - Discount will be applied automatically.

Key Points:
  • Intensive preparation for the Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test
  • Key tips and techniques to boost your SJT score
  • Understand the SJT domains and attributes being tested
  • Comprehensive coverage of the FP Situational Judgement Test
  • Both sections covered: ranking and selection SJTs
  • Includes details of the new format ranking subtype questions for 2018 entry
  • Key topics for the SJT exam - GMC guidance, ethics, confidentiality, consent, capacity
  • Realistic mock Situational Judgement Test with detailed explanations
  • All questions on the course specifically targeted to the Foundation SJT competencies
  • All questions are unique to this course - not available online or in any books
  • Ideal for final year medical students who want to boost their SJT exam scores for FP 2018 entry
  • 9.45am - 5.30pm
  • FREE access to our online Foundation SJT revision service after the course - 125 SJT questions with detailed explanations (usually 20)

This intensive 1 day course is dedicated to helping you boost your scores in the Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test.

We have helped students from every UK medical school prepare for the SJT since 2012, with excellent results.

In 2017, they reported a mean SJT score of 42.40 - 6.6% above the national average of 39.79. This meant that 97% got a place in one of their top 3 choices. We also have a lot of high scorers - over 10.9% scored 46.00 or over, compared to 4.4% nationally. Our best performer to date scored 49.07 SJT points.

SJT course

in 2016, our mean was 41.75 (8.5% above the national mean), and 94% got a top 3 choice. 6.2% scored 46.00 or over compared to 1.2% nationally.

In 2015, our mean was 40.96 (6.4% above the national mean), and 93% got a top 3 choice. 5..7% scored 45.01 or over compared to 2% nationally.

In 2014, our mean was 41.5 (6.5% above the national mean), and >91% got a top 3 choice. 7.0% scored 45.01 or over compared to 4% nationally.

The course covers key theory as well as important tips and techniques to help you boost your SJT score. We hope this will maximise your chances of getting your first choice Foundation Programme / Foundation School for FP2018.

This course is aimed at final year medical students at any university applying for entry in the UK Foundation Programme 2018 - you will be sitting the SJT exam in December 2017 or January 2018. The course covers:

Situational Judgement Tests in Foundation Programme Entry - Background, development, piloting for Foundation programme entry. How your SJT score is calculated / used. Why the SJT score is more important than your EPM in ranking.

Key Theory and Techniques for SJT exams - Key attributes and domains tested in the Foundation SJT exam. Differences in how to approach ranking SJT questions vs. selection SJT questions. Understanding how the SJT exam is marked. Key tips and techniques to boost your scores.

Core Knowledge for the FY1 SJT - Medical ethics, confidentiality, capacity, consent, GMC Good Medical Practice, child protection, raising concerns, prescribing, end of life care and advance directives, Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders, personal beliefs and medical practice, maintaining boundaries. Fully updated to take account of changes to GMC guidance in 2017 and the recently updated DNAR and consent guidance.

SJT Mini Mock Exam Mock SJT paper with the same timings per question as the real exam. This includes both ranking and selection questions in the same proportion as the real exam. Detailed answers and explanations with discussion of WHY the best responses are correct, mapped to the Foundation Programme SJT attributes / person specification. All questions have been written specifically for the Foundation SJT exam in the same way as the real SJT questions - with a consensus panel including a subject matter expert (SME).

Questions and Answers - Dedicated question and answer session on SJT questions and Foundation programme entry. 1 to 1 clinic at the end of the day if you wish to discuss anything privately.

SJT course

The course will be taught by Dr Mahibur Rahman - the author of the first article on Situational Judgement Tests in medical recruitment (Tackling Situational Judgement Tests - BMJ Careers 2007). Dr Rahman is a Portfolio GP and a consultant in medical education - he is an expert in medical careers, and has taught over 29,000 delegates since 2005.

We are experts in helping people improve their performance in medical SJT exams - our Stage 2 Crammer course has featured comprehensive teaching on the Situational Judgement Tests used for GP ST Entry since 2007, and we were the first to offer a dedicated Situational Judgement Test online revision service. We have helped doctors succeed in SJT exams for GP entry in the UK and Australia, Public Health specialty training recruitment and Core Medical Training. Since 2012, we helped students from every UK medical school as well as several international graduates succeed in the Foundation SJT and enter Foundation training 2013-2017, with the majority getting one of their top choices.

Course Programme

09.30 Registration
09:45 Welcoome and housekeeping
09.50 Introduction to Foundation SJT
10.10 Situational Judgement Tests in Foundation Programme Entry: Overview
10.20 Tackling SJT exams: Key theory, tips and techniques to boost your SJT score
11.35 Break for Refreshments
11.50 Core knowledge for the FY1 SJT: GMC, ethics, confidentiality, consent, end of life care
13.00 Lunch Break*
13.50 Situational Judgement Test Mini Mock Exam
14.40 SJT Mock: Answers, explanations and feedback Part 1
15.45 Break for Refreshments
16.00 SJT Mock: Answers, explanations and feedback Part 2
17.15 Questions and Answers
17.25 Summary and final tips
17.30 Close

*Please note that lunch will not be provided. There are local eateries nearby, or you will be able to bring your own lunch. There will be refreshments available at registration and at the breaks.

Course Feedback

Here is some feedback from our Foundation SJT Prep Course:

"The course was well organised and excellent value for money. There was advice given that you could not find anywhere online. Also good to be able to practise a realistic mock with good reasoning given for the answers. Would highly recommend."

I S - Wales 2017 Entry (47.48)

"The lecture itself was very concise and all of the information was useful and relevant. The timed practice paper and discussion was probably the highlight of the day. Thank you for the very useful course. I believe it played an important role in the score I received."

C B - Yorkshire 2017 Entry (46.3)

"The course was well set out during the day and great in letting me know exactly how to tackle the exam and how to focus my preparation for it. I ended up getting my top choice foundation school."

A G - North West of England 2017 Entry (46.26)

"Very engaging speaker, who was very receptive to answering questions. Clearly explained the format of the SJT."

S - South Thames 2017 Entry (45.73)

"Good course structure and I found the practice questions under timing very useful. I actually really enjoyed the day and found the course entertaining as well as informative."

L H - North West of England 2017 Entry (44.79)

"Really good tips for exam technique made me feel very prepared. Lots of practice on the day and afterwards to help prepare."

L G - Oxford 2017 Entry (44.01)

"Good structure to the day, explained the exam clearly and made it easy to follow."

S T - Queen Mary's University of London 2017 Entry (42.89)

"Very professional and motivating. Brilliant exam tips and good access to practice papers after."

A T - North West Thames Foundation School 2016 Entry (46.73)

"Good advice - made all the difference to me."

C A - South Thames Foundation School 2016 Entry (43.67)

"An extremely knowledgeable and helpful teacher who gave time for us to ask questions. He highlighted to me just how few SJT points could separate you from the rest of your colleagues which gave me the motivation to study well."

S L - North West of England Foundation School 2016 Entry (45.1)

"Amazing course- improved my score from 22 the year before to 44 this year."

F B - Wales Foundation School 2016 Entry (44)

"Clear, well organised, good opportunity to practice questions, good detailed explanations, it gave me somewhere to start my revision from and gave me an idea of how I was doing and where to work from. I appreciated the tip that many of the other SJT resources are conflicting, which led me to stick to just official sources and led to me being more confident with my train of thought than if I had used lots of different books giving different advice."

S A - South Thames Foundation School 2016 Entry (41.64)

"The course really set up the rest of my revision for the SJT. It gave a good framework to approach both revision and how to start doing practice questions and to the exam itself."

T L - South Thames Foundation School 2016 Entry (45.6)

"Excellent course, I am sure it made a difference to my final score. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending."

R H - Academic Emergency Medicine - Yorkshire & Humber Deanery (42.6)

"Clear explanation on structure of exam and the various lead ins for questions. Also, given the experience of the team, advice on how to approach it was helpful and well thought of. I got allocated to my first choice deanery - thank you for all your help!"

N A - North East Thames Foundation School 2016 Entry (45.12)

"The mock exam was really useful. It really made me understand what the SJT is all about and how best to prepare for it. Total value for money!"

GG - North West Thames Foundation School 2016 Entry (44.8)

"I found the Emedica course Excellent! The best part was the mock examination and working through the answers. This helped me identify a successful exam technique."

I D - Foundation SJT course - South Thames Foundation School 2015 Entry (48.26)

"An excellent course, I particularly liked the tips given at the start, the mock test and knowing the importance of sticking to time."

L R - Foundation SJT course -Thames Foundation School 2015 Entry (47.7)

"The course itself was excellent and gave me both the confidence and knowledge to know how to prepare for the exam. Emedica explained the different types of question styles, how to go about structuring your time (in what was an extremely time pressured exam) and to rank each option for the question at face value. The mock test at the end of the day was a good insight into the process of the exam and the mark obtained was translated into points like in the real SJT."

N R - Foundation SJT course - Northern Ireland Foundation School 2015 Entry (45.2)

"The Foundation SJT Course was excellent. There was a good length lecture on exam tips and techniques followed by a well written and prepared practice paper. The exam tips on timing and how to maximise marks were very useful. The method of only showing questions in the mock exam for as long as should be spent on each question was also very useful."

B M - Foundation SJT - South Thames Foundation School 2015 Entry (45.01)

"The course was Excellent. The discussion of what the markers look for was really useful. Also the discussion of the attributes in the Monograph and how to apply them was invaluable!"

K B - Foundation SJT - Severn Foundation School 2015 Entry (43)

"The course was excellent. I would definitely recommend it. We were given a lot of tips and even got to practise using a similar answer sheet as the one in the exam which can be difficult to use. It was also very useful to be taught how to manage the time in the exam as there were many of my other colleagues who did not manage to finish the exam. I am so happy I managed to get my top choice deanery."

R M - Foundation SJT - Yorkshire & Humber Foundation School 2015 Entry (39.16)

"Thank you for all your help! The course was excellent. There were very good tips on how to tackle each question. The Mock exam at the end was also brilliant. The post course questions were very useful and challenging at the same time!"

S S - Foundation SJT - North East Thames Foundation School 2015 Entry (42)

"The course was well organised, very comprehensive and gave me a good overview of the SJT. It was also good to have an experienced doctor who could explain the context of the scenarios.I went to another SJT course run by F1s and was of poor quality, the Emedica course was Excellent!

F M - Foundation SJT - North Western Foundation School 2015 Entry (39.62)

"The course was Excellent. I liked the breaking down of the scores and insistence that we prioritise time. The logical decision making guidance was also useful. Snacks and coffee of high standard .I think this is the only available course that helps beyond what self-study would have. Some of the others are frankly amateur."

Nottingham University Medical Student - FPAS 2015

"Excellent course. I felt it was very well organised, and contained lots of useful information. In a market where there is a lot of unreliable information, Dr Rahman is knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. I felt he provided useful advice, and his mock SJT questions and answers were well thought out."

Kings College Medical Student - FPAS 2015

"Dr Mahibur inspired confidence in me and this has motivated me to aim for 50 (I got about 40 during the mock test in the session). I found the tips given very helpful. It was great that at the end of the course, I left with a clear understanding and a framework to aid me in my preparation. Thank you very much"

UCL Medical Student - FPAS 2015

"I liked the mock exam and working through questions, being taught how the exam is marked therefore good exam techniques. Good communication via email before and after the course, with the option of further help if needed.
Access to online practice questions included in course."

L H - Foundation SJT - Mersey Foundation School 2014 Entry (44.75)

"I liked having the opportunity to take a practice test under timed conditions. Good variety of relevant questions and explanations provided."

E C - Foundation SJT - Northern Ireland Foundation School 2014 Entry (49.07)

"I'm in the unique position of having sat the SJT twice as I withdrew from the foundation programme for 2013 Entry to pursue research opportunities. I took the first SJT with little preparation only using the questions available on the official SJT website; I got a score of 39.7. I ran out of time during the first exam and had to rush the second section with only being able to glance at some questions and quickly mark some answers. Best thing I learned from the course was strategy and timing. I was able to complete the whole exam the second time round with time to spare to read over everything and I got a score of 45.9. The course was definitely money well spent and I am glad I attended."

S D - Foundation SJT - North Central Thames Foundation School 2014 Entry (45.9)

"I liked how the course went through the basics on how to understand a question. The booklet provided was really useful as well as the free practice questions online.I definitely recommend students to attend this course!"

S J- Foundation SJT - South Thames Foundation School 2014 Entry

I particularly liked the advice on technique, the practice questions and the explanation of the answers. I would recommend this course."

G G - Foundation SJT revision - Northern Ireland Foundation School 2014 Entry (47.22)

"Best parts: doing questions in the course under timed conditions really gave you a feel for how fast you need to be. Dr Rahman gave a lot of good tips and strategy for the exam especially with respect to timing. Having the answers explained one by one was useful to understand the mindset you're expected to have. The practice questions and access to help and information after the course definitely made me feel like I was being supported and looked after. Definitely worth the money spent."

S D - Foundation SJT preparation course - North Central Thames Foundation School 2013 Entry (46)

"I liked that there was a clear explanation of what the SJT was and a good focus on the techniques needed to do well on such an exam. Practice questions were good also!"

S K - Foundation SJT preparation course - South Thames Foundation School 2013 Entry (47)

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