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What is the DFT Interview?

Please note:

– The SJT paper will be online and at a Pearson Vue centre and will be on a different day to the PML and Communication scenarios.

– You will receive the communication scenario one week in advance (we can offer Facetime support for communication skills after you attend the course).

 

2016/2017 Statistics

 

1226 candidates applied and 1191 candidates were invited for interview. 1122 candidates attended interview and 937 offers were made.

PML: Professionalism, Management and Leadership

Station Time:

% Worth: 

Preparation Time: 

Number of Examiners:

10 minutes

25%

5 minutes

(Please note that you may have an external examiner observing you too)

This station relates to the candidates ability to deal with a scenario they may face in everyday practice life.  An understanding of the GDC standards, clinical governance themes and CQC is essential. You will have two examiners and will be marked by both.

By mid-November, most final year students will reach the same standard in terms of how they prepare and the knowledge they have. Our course will take you a step further with how best to use that knowledge to tackle a scenario and to make sure you stand out.

Communication

Station Time:

% Worth: 

Preparation Time: 

Number of Examiners:

10 minutes

25%

5 minutes

(Please note that you may have an external examiner observing you too)

This station relates to the candidates ability to deal with a patient who is a trained medical actor, with an examiner observing the candidate. You will be marked by both the actor and the examiner.

Communication is all about communicating WITH someone not AT someone. Our course stands out from others with unique tips to tackle the most difficult actors, and to make sure you don’t sound like other candidates.

SJT (Situational Judgement Test)

Station Time:

% Worth:

105 minutes

50%

This station relates to the candidates ability to deal with a patient who is a trained medical actor, with an examiner observing the candidate. You will be marked by both the actor and the examiner.

Communication is all about communicating WITH someone not AT someone. Our course stands out from others with unique tips to tackle the most difficult actors, and to make sure you don’t sound like other candidates.

This station relates to the candidates ability to judge a scenario and give most appropriate response. There are two types of question in this station:

  • Ranking Based Questions: The candidate has to rank five responses to a certain scenario from most appropriate to least appropriate. (42 questions).

  • ‘Best of 3’ Questions: The candidate has to select the 3 most appropriate actions to take in a certain situation.  (12 questions).

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