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New MFDS exam to replace MJDF

04 Nov 2019

We are announcing today that the Royal College of Surgeons of England plans to replace its Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) examination with a new programme of assessment.

The MJDF is the shared membership award of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery intends to introduce a new Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) as its single faculty membership examination. The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) plans to leave the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and to announce its own qualification for membership as an independent body.

The existing timetable for MJDF examinations will continue as normal until the following dates:

Part 1              Final sitting October 2020

Part 2              Final sitting February 2021

Candidates who have passed Part 1 of the MJDF will be eligible to sit Part 2 of the MFDS should they wish to do so. Candidates who would prefer to complete the joint membership examination will have the opportunity to do so until the final diet in 2021.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) are fully committed to supporting the MJDF, and maintaining examination development to ensure the quality of the assessment, throughout its final diets.

Discussions are also taking place about the arrangements that will be made for existing joint members once the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) leaves the Royal College of Surgeons of England. However, these members can be assured that they will be offered continuing membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

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