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SJT questions test the five professional attributes identified from analysis of the F1 role, as defined in the Person Specification, on the UKFPO website. These are:
The test assumes you have some prior knowledge of the F1 role and you will be asked to respond as such. It's important to remember that your answers need to reflect what you 'should' do bearing in mind these professional attributes rather than what you 'would' do.
It's often said you can't be coached through the SJT. This is generally true. 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 therefore can change. In addition, the exam does not test your values but whether you understand the values expected of an F1. This is why you are asked to answer questions as you 'should' not as you 'would'. The principles on which doctors base their behaviour are learned throughout medical school. So there is plenty you can do to prepare.
Visit the UKFPO website where further information is available including, FAQs, a practice paper, and the SJT monograph. You should also read the GMC's guidance on Good medical practice and Outcomes for graduates.
This might seem like a lot of effort for one exam, but the foundation programme is oversubscribed, and in the past some applicants have had to be put on a reserve list with no certainty of being placed.