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Get ahead! The Situational Judgement Test

2012 Edition, October 23, 2012

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ISBN: 978-1-4441-7661-2
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  • Revision: 2012 Edition, October 23, 2012
  • Published Date: October 23, 2012
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 261
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Medical students will only have had limited exposure to the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) until this crucial juncture in their medical careers. The results of this examination carry a great deal of significance and contribute towards what ultimately determines where they will work as doctors.

Rather than being a test of clinical knowledge or technical skills, this test aims to elicit the essential attributes of a successful foundation trainee by presenting challenging and realistic scenarios that assess various professional competencies. Proponents of this examination highlight that such a test cannot be revised for; indeed, clinical experience is key to developing the skills and attitudes required to answer these questions. This book is intended as a preparatory tool for the SJT and offers an organised and focused study of the aspects of clinical practice that are to be assessed. The initial chapters are a compilation of basic ethical concepts and GMC guidance on the most commonly encountered scenarios, and a log of prerequisite knowledge that will assist with answering these types of questions.

This book offers a logical approach to questions and details the sequence to deriving the correct order of answers. Each answer is then backed with justification drawn from official guidance.

The questions and answers included in this book are examples and based on the expected style and content of the SJT examination. The model answers and justifications are based on the authors' interpretation of current information and guidance on the relevant issues. As such, the answers found in this book may deviate from the model answers in the examination for similar scenarios.

We hope that this book offers you the preparation you require to succeed in this examination.

On behalf of everyone involved in the production of this book, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you the best of luck for this examination and your future medical career.

Nishanthan Mahesan, Sirazum M. Choudhury and Janice Rymer