Dr Helen Falcon MBE, former Postgraduate Dental Dean and former Chair of COPDEND, and Dr Alasdair Miller, former Postgraduate Dean for the South West and former member of COPDEND gives guidance on preparing for your Dental Foundation Training assessment. This includes essential information about how to succeed in the Situational Judgement Test plus a useful framework for approaching the SJT.
Jeff Ellis, a Vocational Trainer from Scotland, gives interview tips for Scottish Vocational Training candidates. The guide also contains examples of potential questions you may be asked in Scottish interviews, plus helpful guidance on choosing a practice.
There is also helpful advice about writing a winning CV, plus a
sample CV to download.
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Getting your first job guide
DFT recruitment support
To help dental students across the UK who are looking to apply for National Recruitment Dental Foundation Training, we have created
an online Situational Judgement Test (SJT) course designed to practice different scenarios and build confidence in answering SJTs.
The course consists of an introductory video on SJTs, covering the purpose, format, and methodology, as well as 50 cases which have been designed to practise a broad range of scenarios. Delegates will be able to compare their results with recommended answers and will highlight additional resources available through the BDA Library.