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SJT questions focus on five professional attributes required to be a foundation doctor as defined in the person specification, which can be found on the UKFPO website. These are:
The test assumes you have some knowledge of the job of an F1 and you will be asked to respond as such. It does not set out to test your values but whether you understand the values and attitudes expected of a foundation doctor. 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. However, given there are a finite number of hypothetical scenarios, and the values and behaviours expected of new doctors are documented in a few publicly available documents, there is plenty you can do to prepare.
Study the F1 person specification and consider what the SJT requires of candidates according to each professional attribute.
This might seem like a lot of effort for just one exam. However, 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 on the foundation programme after qualification.
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