MFDS Part 2
The MFDS Part 2 exam tests candidates' communication skills, clinical competence and clinical reasoning and may be taken at any point after completion of 12 months in clinical dentistry. It consists of a structured professional skills assessment, compromising 14 stations within a single circuit. Following the successful completion of Part 1 candidates will normally be allowed a maximum of five years in which to complete Part 2.
Candidates who have completed MJDF or MFDS Part 1 with The Royal College of Surgeons of England will be eligble for a 10% discount on our UK Part 2 exam which will be applied automatically upon application.
To be eligible to enter the MFDS exam, all candidates must:
- have written confirmation of a pass in Part 1 before they may apply to sit Part 2. This should be Part 1 MFDS , the relevant passes in MFGDP(UK), MJDF or MFD (as set out in paragraph 9 of the exam regulations);
- possess a primary dental qualification acceptable to the boards of the dental faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, and should normally be registered to practise dentistry in their country of residence;
- have completed 12 months’ full-time postgraduate experience in dentistry. Normally, equivalent part-time experience will be acceptable if gained over a period of three-and-a-half years;
- have complied with all of the exam regulations.
Part 2 is a two and a half hour Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) circuit comprising 14 stations, 11 of which will be assessed and three will be preparatory, within a single circuit. The circuit will assess communication skills, clinical skills and clinical reasoning skills. Candidates will be required to attain a single minimum standard for the circuit as a whole in order to pass the exam.
UK and Ireland Exams
UK and Ireland
Apply before: 07 Sep 2021
Application for admission to the exam must reach us no later than 5pm on the closing date.
RCS England MFDS Pt 1 Pass: £604.80
RCS England MJDF Pt 1 Pass: £604.80
LONDON, United Kingdom
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Please note that the 2021 MFDS Part 2 examinations will be run remotely via videoconferencing software. More information regarding this will be provided to you directly via email, approximately 6 weeks prior to your exam.
Candidates will be scheduled to attend the exam on one day only. The exams department are unable to accept requests for a specific exam date, candidates should therefore ensure they are available for all dates before applying.
Candidates required to provide their Primary Dental Qualifcation Please send scanned copies of your original documents to MFDSExam@rcseng.ac.uk. Please do not mail in physical copies of your documents.
Upcoming Exam Dates
|Title||Applications and fees due||Exam date||Exam location|
|MFDS Part 2||27 August 2021|| 18 - 19 October 2021
|| Online Remote Examination
|MFDS Part 2
||7 September 2021||16 - 19 November 2021||Online Remote Examination
Regulations and Guidance
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All MFDS Exam queries should be emailed to MFDSexam@rcseng.ac.uk
We will endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible. Usually this is within a couple of days. Please note we do not work weekends.
For general exam queries please call 020 7405 3474 – Option 3
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