FGDPwm | MJDF Part 2 revision session: an update on the new format

On Saturday 24th October we saw the second MJDF Part 2 revision session for this year take place, with candidates from all around the UK joining us for a full day of lectures and OSCE practice sessions.

The revision day was split into AM and PM sessions, together with complimentary lunch. The AM session consisted of lectures followed by worked examples of Structured Clinical Reasoning (SCRs) scenarios, and the PM session consisted of mock OSCE stations with feedback on performance given to each candidate.

The morning began with an introductory talk by MJDF Divisional Diploma Tutor Dr Kaushik Paul, who leads the both MJDF parts 1 and 2 revision days, and continued with lectures explaining: the new format of the MJDF 2 examination, a run through on how to deal with SCRs, candidates being examined with mock-SCRs and provided with feedback, and an overview of statistics and critical appraisal.

The afternoon session saw the delegates go through mock OSCE stations, under exam conditions, designed to simulate the new MJDF Part 2 exam. The OSCE was examined by a number of MJDF Tutors, and were joined by Final Year BDS Students (Andre, Rishi, and Alessandro) who helped out in running the communication skills, clinical judgment, and practical skills scenarios to name a few.

The day ended with personalised feedback being given to each candidate for each station they sat in the mock-OSCE. Hopefully we have provided all candidates with the necessary experience and tutoring to help them succeed in the MJDF Part 2 exam.

We wish them all success and best of luck!

The Simplifying MJDF Part 2 revision day is designed to reflect the content of the foundation training programme curriculum on which the MJDF syllabus is based. It provides a detailed understanding of the examination structure and helpful tips to deal with both objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and structured clinical reasoning (SCR) exercises.

The day runs in two sessions: the first with individual focus on SCRs and critical appraisals of evidence through an interactive presentation with mock questions; and the second, which covers the OSCE part of the exam, with actor scenarios, practical OSCE scenarios, and structured teaching around them.

There is a low-tutor-to-delegate ratio to allow personalised teaching, and group sizes are limited to facilitate small group teaching.

These revision days account for up to seven hours of verifiable CPD as part of the General Dental Council’s Lifelong Learning programme.

The crucial feature is the interactive nature of the days: delegates are given the opportunity to ask lecturers questions throughout, and a section at the end is dedicated to further questions. Though there is only one day of face-to-face teaching, the delegates are provided preparatory packs prior to the study days to guide their learning and preparation,