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MFDS and MJDF Examinations

These are new dental examinations to replace the old MFDS. The exams are as follows:

MFDS

Held by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The syllabus for the MFDS is defined in A Curriculum for UK Dental Foundation Programme Training

The exam consists of:

  • Part 1 may be taken at any time after obtaining a primary dental qualification and will consist of two 3-hour written papers. Paper 1 consists of multiple choice questions and Paper 2 consists of multiple short answers and extended matching questions.
  • Part 2 can be taken after 12 months experience in clinical dentistry and will consist of a 2-hour Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

There is no requirement for a period of training in an approved post.

For further details contact mfds@rcpsg.ac.uk or visit or www.rcsed.ac.uk

MJDF

Held by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

The exam consists of:

  • Part 1 may be taken during the first year after graduation and will be in the form of a written paper containing multiple choice questions (MCQs) and multiple short answer questions.
  • Part 2 during the second year is in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and structured clinical reasoning (SCR) exercise.

Candidates  will no longer be required to complete a portfolio of workplace based evidence.

There is no requirement for a period of training in an approved post.

For further details contact mjdf@rcseng.ac.uk