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Old 22nd December 2015, 12:15 PM
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I am medical science student and heard about the British Medical Association (BMA) Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Exam. Will you provide me some details bout Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and also provide me contact details of BMA?
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Old 22nd December 2015, 01:02 PM
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The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK.

They are led by a team of executive directors working towards objectives set by the BMA council.

About Situational Judgement Test (SJT):

SJT resource will prepare you for the Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test (SJT), which assesses the presence of the appropriate professional attributes expected of a UK foundation doctor.

As with your Education Performance Measure (EPM), your SJT performance provides 50% of the overall score for your foundation application.

Subscription Length
4 Months - £15.00

Your Situational Judgement Test resource will include:

Over 130 'ranking five' and 'select three from eight' questions
Aligned to the UK Foundation Programme's person specification
A full Mock Test created to simulate test conditions
Work Smart revision to answer questions by type or curriculum
Detailed explanations that improve your learning
Detailed performance analysis and feedback
Exam specific revision advice


Get in touch with BMA

BMA House, Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9JP

General switchboard number
Tel: 020 7387 4499

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Old 19th June 2018, 08:46 AM
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I want to know the tips for preparation of Situational Judgement Test (SJT) exam of BMA so will you tell me?
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Old 19th June 2018, 08:47 AM
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The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) was a different exam to what they as final medical students were used to sitting at medical school.

It is a unique test that highlights a distinctive set of clinical and judgement skills in certain scenarios which, as a foundation trainee, became much more apparent.

It is not the black and white knowledge that they are accustomed to, yet with several tips, it may be a simple exam that you can be more comfortable at sitting!

SJT Preparation Tips-

Do the practice paper online as if you are sitting the actual test.

Know the structure of the test and of the number of questions within it.

Set yourself clear timing targets to which you can pace yourself in the actual test

Read the marking scheme and check why they have opted for the order of answers.

Read the GMC guidance on good medical practice. Use it as guide to answer your questions.

The answers are there to give you a rough guide on how to tackle certain scenarios or situations in clinical practice. However, it is important to note that subtle changes in the question may entirely change the order of the answers.

It may be useful to attend one of the many preparatory courses. However, if you opt to do that, check the ratings and previous feedback from trainees on the usefulness of the course.

Ask the foundation trainees and senior clinicians about how they would tackle certain scenarios.

Remember that patient safety is always your number one priority.

Stay calm and sleep well the night before.


As students can score 0-50 points on the SJT, it carries far more weight on foundation programme applications than academic performance, because the educational performance measure is done on a 34-50 point scale.

For example, a student in the lowest decile in his or her medical school cohort, with no additional achievements, scores 34 points, and a student in the top decile with a PhD, a publication, and a national prize or presentation scores 50 points.

Thus the educational performance measure is effectively a 16 point scale, compared with the 50 point SJT scale (where a zero score is feasible).

This makes the SJT about three times more valuable than the totality of all academic achievements.
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