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The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) offers dental graduates the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance the skills they have learned, and provides a solid foundation for a career in either specialist or generalist practice. 

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The MJDF is unique because it provides membership to both the FDS (RCS Eng) (faculty of dental surgery) and the FGDP (UK). Thus, allowing members to benefit from both faculties.

The MJDF is a modern innovative assessment that relies on workplace-based assessment and demonstration of competencies. It can be used to assess the understanding, knowledge and application of structures, and processes required to provide a quality assured dental health care system. It also serves as a logical culmination of the two year foundation program for all dental graduates. 

The MJDF today, provides a launching pad for dental professionals, both mature and young to diversify their careers.
It is a 2 part examination that can be completed over a maximum of 5-years. 

To apply online visit. www.rcseng.ac.uk/exams/apply-online

For further MJDF related information, please visit www.mjdf.org.uk
If you have queries regarding the exam process. Please call the examinations department at 020 7869 6762 or email: mjdf@rcseng.ac.uk

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The West Midlands Study Group has a long and proud history of supporting colleagues in their pursuit of educational success by organising bespoke study groups and days since the times of the MGDS and MFGDP(UK) exams. 

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MJDF PART 1 

The MJDF Part 1 revision day provides both theoretical knowledge of core areas and mock assessment through simulated examination conditions. The day runs as an interactive presentation/lecture, accompanied by mock multiple-choice questions and extended matching questions (EMQs) with opportunities for feedback. 

There are targeted lectures to cover key subject areas commonly questioned in the MJDF Part 1 examination alongside ongoing feedback. 

The key to the success of this study day is the constant feedback that we receive about previous exams from past candidates; This allows us to customise the programme towards current topics, while reinforcing the basics. Often immediate past candidates are invited to share their experiences  and revision tips with their colleagues.


MJDF PART 2

The 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.

 

What is unique about our study group? 
'With you all the way'

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, and are provided ongoing support by the divisional tutor and the academic team on a wide range of topics until the exams. 

Feedback from delegates regarding the courses is always sought, and this has influenced improvements to the content and delivery of the courses. 


This is what our candidates had to say about our courses.

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“the explanation of the various SCRs was great. I have found it almost impossible to find examples of these online so I am very thankful that so much time was dedicated to this!”

“I feel that the lecture on statistics was brilliant, fantastic teacher! It was well delivered and concise.”

“The OSCEs were great, really gave me an opportunity to blow off the cobwebs and get back into practical examinations!”

“Overall I feel that the day was a huge success, it's very clear that this is a well oiled machine!”

"A well thought out structured course which provides a unique insight into the MJDF examination. Delivered by experienced clinicians who show enthusiasm and impart great confidence. Key topics are highlighted and the mock OSCE is as close to the actual exam as can be created. An excellent course." 

“Overall I feel that the day was a huge success, it's very clear that this is a well oiled machine!”

"A well thought out structured course which provides a unique insight into the MJDF examination. Delivered by experienced clinicians who show enthusiasm and impart great confidence. Key topics are highlighted and the mock OSCE is as close to the actual exam as can be created. An excellent course." 

 

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About your tutors 

The MJDF academic team is lead by Dr. Kaushik Paul (FGDP Diploma tutor for the West Midlands).

His team comprises GDPs, specialist training registrars and consultants who are involved in clinical and academic dentistry and in various professional postgraduate examinations, providing a wide base of knowledge and experience to the delegates. There is also a dedicated course secretary to ensure good administrative support to the delegates. This team has a proven track record of supporting several colleagues through these exams over the last four years.