Which schools are using SJT?
AAMC SJT Administration
- Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
- Morehouse School of Medicine.
- University of California Davis School of Medicine.
- University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
- University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus.
- Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences.
How do I prepare for SJT foundation?
Top Tips for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
- Start preparing early.
- Books and courses aren’t essential.
- Spend time on the wards.
- Learn GMC Good Medical Practice.
- Use the UKFPO website past papers as your revision material.
- Practise using the printable marking sheet.
- Practising your timings but don’t rush!
Is SJT hard?
It has a huge impact on students’ future experiences. SJT can appear daunting as it tests students in a very different way than students have been tested for clinical and academic learning. In fact, SJT has been specifically designed not to assess clinical knowledge or skills, or academic ability.
Is SJT same as CASPer?
The SJT is designed to promote holistic review of applicants such that schools can assess them more broadly. The CASPer is not designed specifically for medical school whereas the SJT was designed by medical schools in conjunction with the AAMC.
Should I take SJT?
Yes, applicants are strongly encouraged to take the AAMC SJT.
How do you get 50 SJT?
After completing the Situational Judgement Test you will be awarded a score of up to 50 points. You will be awarded an EPM score, of up to 50 points, which is calculated using your Decile Score and any points you may gain for Educational Achievements.
Is SJT online?
You have the option to take the SJT test remotely – in your own home, monitored remotely by webcam.
How long is SJT exam?
How long is the test? 45 minutes.
Can you fail SJT?
Most people score between 36 and 44. Your SJT result makes up half of your final application score. Whilst you cannot technically ‘fail’ the SJT, if you score 3.5 deciles below the mean or less, you will be invited for an interview to discuss the progress of your application for the UK Foundation Programme.
Can you fail a Situational Judgement Test?
There isn’t a way to pass or fail a Situational Judgement Test as the test is entirely subjective, however, the best advice that we can give you is to be honest. Employers, universities and colleges use these tests so that they understand what you are like and how you work and if you would be a good fit for them.
What is the SJT and what is it for?
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.
How do I practice for the SJT?
You can practice for the SJT by taking a practice paper which can be found on the Pearson VUE website here. On the right hand menu, there is a link which leads to ‘UKFP Practice Papers’. UKFP Practice Paper (please click on “UKFP Practice Paper” on the right hand menu)
Should you take an SJT test?
A study reviewing the use of SJT type tests (more common in USA than the UK) stated that “SJTs might be prone to faking, practice, and coaching effects”, which although a potential problem with the exam format, plays into the hand of a hard-working individual who prepares and practices. 2. Books and courses aren’t essential
Do I need to sit a separate SJT for f2-standalone programme?
All applicants to the F2-Standalone Programme need to sit a separate SJT. For FAQs specific to either the 2 Year Foundation Programme or the F2 Stand-alone Programme, please refer to the relevant section below.