Information for candidates

 

Background information and guidance for candidates preparing for the MJDF can be found in the  Information for Candidates document, a summary of which is given below.

In addition other information such as  revision days, exam application forms, examination and application submission dates as well as the latest Part 1 and 2 results can be found on this page. 

Structure of the MJDF

The MJDF consists of a Part 1 and Part 2 examination. Candidates will normally be allowed a maximum of five years in which to complete all parts, but will need to pass Part 1 before progressing to Part 2.

Part 1 examination

Part 1 consists of one paper assessing knowledge and applied knowledge. It includes different formats of multiple choice questions (MCQ) in the form of extended matching question (EMQ) and single best answer (SBA). The paper comprises of 150 questions and is three hours in duration.

Specimen questions can be found in the complete Information for Candidates document. 

Part 2 examination

Part 2 will be in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and structured clinical reasoning (SCR) exercises.

The OSCE element

The objective structured clinical examination element is aimed at assessing the philosophy guiding the candidate’s practice, as well as their competence and application of knowledge. 

The SCR element

Structured clinical reasoning is an assessment of the candidate’s ability to communicate with peers, reason, evaluate, form opinion and apply knowledge obtained through undergraduate and postgraduate experience to current dental practice. It is not primarily an assessment of recall or knowledge, although these elements are required to undertake SCR.

 

Part 2 examination will comprise of several stations of both the 5 minute stations where a candidate will be asked to complete a practical task or a paper-based exercise and the 10 minute structured discussion with two different examiners on selected aspects of a certain scenario.

Specimen questions for both components can be found in the  Information for Candidates document.

Examination and application submission dates

UK diets of the MJDF examination will normally take place as follows:

  • Part 1: End of March/beginning of April and end of September/beginning of October each year
  • Part 2: End of May/beginning of June and (late) November/each year

Applicants are not permitted to enter both Part 1 and Part 2 examinations in the same diet

Regulation 3.b.(i) states: Candidates must have written confirmation of a pass in Part 1 before they may apply to sit Part 2.

In accordance with this regulation, applicants are no longer permitted to apply for both the Part 1 and Part 2 examinations in the same diet. Applicants cannot secure a place onto the Part 2 examination, on the basis that they may pass the Part 1. Instead applicants must demonstrate that they have already passed the Part 1.

Those who continue to apply for both the Part 1 and Part 2 in the same diet will still have their application processed and exam fees taken. However their Part 2 admittance will be moved over to the subsequent diet. Applicants may apply for a refund prior to the application closing date of that diet.

 

Dates

Venue

Part 1 Monday 6 October 2014
10:00 to 13:00 BST
Submit application and fee by Friday 25 July 2014
Emirates Stadium London N7 7AJ, Stirling, Belfast, Cairo*, Kuala Lumpur*.
Part 2 Tuesday to Thursday 18, 19, 20 November 2014
Submit application and fee by Friday 12 September 2014
The Oval, London, SE11 5SS

Please note that the examinations department cannot accept requests for a specific examination date for Part 2. Candidates should ensure they are available for all three dates before applying.

* For information about sitting the MJDF Part 1 overseas please click here.

Fees


The fees for each part of the MJDF are as follows:

Component

Fee

Part 1 £522
Part 2 £660

Revision days

The FGDP(UK) and FDS are running a series of revision days leading up to the examination.

Date

Revision day

Details

10 May 2014 Part 2 run by
FGDP West Midlands Division
9am to 5pm at Thistle Birmingham City,
St Chad's Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6HY
Application form
8 April 2014
Part 2 run by
FGDP Yorkshire Division
7pm to 9.30pm at The De Vere Village Hotel,
Leeds South, Capitol Boulevard West, Tingley,
Leeds, LS27 0TS
Application form
9 September 2014
Part 1 run by
FGDP Yorkshire Division
7pm to 9.30pm at The De Vere Village Hotel,
Leeds South, Capitol Boulevard West, Tingley,
Leeds, LS27 0TS
Application form
7 October 2014
Part 2 run by
FGDP Yorkshire Division
7pm to 9.30pm at The De Vere Village Hotel,
Leeds South, Capitol Boulevard West, Tingley,
Leeds, LS27 0TS
Application form
13 June 2014
(induction day)
Part 1 and Part 2 run by FGDP West of Scotland Division
9 sessions, including mock exam
between June 2014 - April 2015
6.30pm to 9pm at Hotel Novotel, 181 Pitt Street, Glasgow, G2 4DT
Information pack
19 June 2014 (introduction day)
Part 1 and Part 2 run by FGDP Northern Division
9 sessions, including mock exam
between June 2014 - April 2015
6.30pm to 9pm at Bourne House, Mandale Business park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1TH
Information pack

Faculty tutor networks

Both faculties have networks of tutors to assist those preparing for the MJDF assessment. Increasingly, the activities of these two separate networks will be combined to provide joint teaching for the MJDF.

Resource list

This MJDF list of resources matches the curriculum domains of the foundation training curriculum.

Candidates should use this selectively. It is not a list of all resources available and candidates should, in particular, be reminded of their personal responsibility to ensure that their knowledge is up to date and that they are aware of contemporary developments and issues in dental treatment. The MJDF resource list can be found in Annex B of the complete Information for Candidates document.

Application forms

Please visit the 'Apply Online' section of this website.

Documentation

If you hold a permanent (current) GDC registration number it is not necessary for you to submit your dental degree or registration documents.

Candidates whose names do not appear in the current UK dentists register (General Dental Council) must submit evidence (in the form of original documentation or certified copies*) of the following:

a) Your primary dental qualification, together with the date of acquisition. The qualification you hold is referred to on the following website http://avicenna.ku.dk/database/medicine/.

b) Registration document

*Copies of letters and certificates will only be accepted if they have been verified as a true copy. Attested copies must bear an original signature and official stamp (e.g. hospital stamp, public notary stamp). Copies can be attested by a GMC or GDC registered doctor or dentist. Official English translations from a translation agency will be required for stamps or certificates that are not in English.

 

 

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