How to answer questions in the situational judgment test
Test yourself by trying some mock questions
Life as a medical student is difficult. You work your socks off to gain knowledge to pass your exams, then something else appears on the assessment horizon—the situational judgment test (SJT). You may not have heard of it, but the SJT is important. At present, the SJT has the largest single contribution in determining the success of your application to the foundation programme. A good score on the SJT is crucial to obtain the foundation job of your dreams. This article provides some background information about the test and offers advice on how to approach questions encountered in the SJT.
The SJT is an examination which aims to assess a student’s ability to make clinically and ethically sound decisions when faced with real life challenging scenarios. It was introduced to the Foundation Programme Allocation System (FPAS) in 2013 and has previously been used in the general practice specialist training programme