The SJT is over, hallelujah!
For anyone who doesn’t know, the Situational Judgement Test is a 2 hour and 20 minute paper based assessment for applicants for the UK Foundation Program. It consists of various scenarios that test attributes and skills that will be faced by F1 doctors, and overall score is worth 50 points of the Foundation Program application.
The test was yesterday and I couldn’t tell you how it went tbh. It’s such a subjective test with options that keep you double guessing and doubting yourself, but I finished with five minutes to go, so at least I managed to answer all the questions.
My biggest tip for getting through it would be trying to allocate a maximum of 2 minutes per question, and being strict with that so you don’t go over time. I read Good Medical Practise the night before the exam too, better late than never right? Haha, I read it for the first time only a few weeks ago; I figured after nearly 6 years of medical school, it was about time I had a look at it.
Another tip would be trying not to over prepare for it, because then you start overthinking. I did all the SJT questions on Pastest, the 100 practise questions I got from the MDU course, as well as the two practise papers on the website, so I may have overdone it slightly. I’d say stick to the practise papers because then you know you’re using the “official” sources.
So yeah, that’s it! And now for the wait to find out our allocated deaneries…
In other news, I am absolutely LOVING this new Hillsong tune right now, so so good!