What is the SJT?
The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is a test for employment and not a medical school exam. It is part of the selection process for entry to the Foundation and Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) to test the attributes needed to work as a foundation doctor.
Who needs to take the SJT?
All applicants for the two-year foundation programme (provisionally registered doctors) need to sit the SJT and achieve a satisfactory score in accordance with the national person specification.
Applicants for stand-alone programmes (doctors who hold or expect to hold full registration) do not need to sit the SJT.
How can I prepare for the SJT?
A practice paper will be made available from August 2020.
How long is the test?
2 hours and 20 minutes.
Can I appeal against my SJT score?
I have previously applied to the Foundation Programme, can my previous SJT score be carried forward?
How do I apply for reasonable adjustments?
You will have the option to apply for reasonable adjustments. Please refer to the reasonable adjustments guidance under resources.
Where will I sit the SJT?
The SJT will be available for booking at all Pearson VUE centres nation-wide or via remote proctoring. Locations can be found on the Pearson VUE website
What happens if I am unwell or there is a serious reason why I am unable to sit the SJT?
You will be able to apply for exceptional circumstances to be offered the chance to sit the SJT on a different date. Please refer to the guidance on extenuating circumstances on the UKFPO website in the Resource Bank.