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The SJT was developed to test the professional attributes identified from analysis of the F1 role, as defined in the person specification on the UKFPO website.
However, it is acknowledged there is some overlap between these attributes, and as a result SJT questions focus on the five attributes in bold.
It's often said you can't be coached through the SJT. This is generally true, and knowing the right thing to do in any given situation is a matter of intuition and values. However, this is something that develops over time and with experience, and can therefore change.
The principles on which doctors base their behaviour are learned throughout medical school, so there's plenty you can do to prepare. As well as practising questions, we recommend familiarising yourself with the F1 job analysis, and reading the GMC's guidance on Good medical practice and Outcomes for graduates.
A practice paper will be available from August 2020 via the UKFPO website.
This might seem like a lot of effort for one exam, but the Foundation Programme is usually oversubscribed, and in the past some applicants have had to be put on a reserve list with no certainty of being placed.