About the Course

Medics.Academy have created a comprehensive Situational Judgement Test video guide and podcast series.

Our guide explains how you should best prepare for the Situational Judgement Test in order to maximize your score. We have included a structured breakdown of the exam, how to best tackle different question styles and general rules you should follow when answering questions as well as a whole host of useful exam techniques.

In addition to our video study guide, you will also receive 34 questions and an eight-part podcast series as part of your package. Our questions are designed to replicate as closely as possible the sort of reasoning you will need in order to score as highly as possible on exam day.

About the Authors

Dr. George Miller

George is an Imperial Public Health Registrar and Emergency Medicine Doctor. As Director-General, he takes responsibility for the HLA Scholars’ programme, as well as chairing the HLA Research Collaborative. He is also an Honorary University Lecturer, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, lead for the Intermediate Leadership Programme and a Senior Project Manager at Medics.Academy. ​He was one of the top scoring applicants for the AFP, CST and Public Health Training across the country, and has since presented national courses on ‘Success in Medical School’, ‘Preparing for the AFP’ and ‘Preparing for the PSA’. He is currently conducting policy research at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Dr Sachin Ananth

SJT Instructor

Dr Sachin Ananth is a FY1 doctor at Watford General Hospital. Sachin graduated from Imperial College London with multiple prizes and Distinctions. His extensive medical education experience includes his role as the Lead Respiratory Author for the online educational platform “Geeky Medics”, and his role as Chapter Lead for an upcoming revision book for medical students. Furthermore, he has delivered numerous small-group and lecture-based teaching sessions, which frequently receive excellent feedback.  In addition, Sachin has held several leadership roles. He currently acts as the Foundation Trainee representative of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Respiratory section, and as a Regional Lead for the National Surgical Teaching Society. Moreover, Sachin has a keen interest in academic respiratory medicine, which has resulted in several publications and presentations at national conferences.Sachin used his extensive medical education experience to design a podcast series which contains clear and practical advice for the Situational Judgment Test.

Dr Dimitrios Karponis

SJT Instructor

Dr Dimitrios Karponis is an academic FY1 doctor in dermatology, at the Churchill Hospital. He graduated from Imperial College London with multiple awards for his performance in the course and academic achievements, including ranking first in his BSc year (Pharmacology with Medical Sciences). As a medical student, Dimitrios has worked with several research teams across the world (USA, Japan, Greece and the UK), authored 14 peer-reviewed publications and presented his research in multiple conferences worldwide. Dimitrios is currently the chair of InciSioN Greece (@IncisionGR) and has represented Imperial College London at the Royal Society of Medicine Student Council for 5 years. He has a wealth of experience teaching medical students and tackling exam questions, having excelled in his step 1 and step 2CK USMLE exams. Dimitrios designed The SJT Podcast Series, aiming to combine his passion for medical education with his interest in medical ethics and philosophy. In his spare time, Dimitrios enjoys philosophy, hiking and writing. He is the author of a historical fiction novella (“A Journey of Support”, in Greek) and a philosophy podcast series (“The Medic Philosopher”). 

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    The situational judgement test

    • Introduction

    • Structure of the SJT

    • Why are you sitting the SJT?

    • Selection questions

    • How to prepare for the SJT

    • Core principles

    • Exam strategy

    • How to prepare for the SJT

    • Discussing your answers

    • General rules for completing the SJT

    • Reading the examiners words

    • Handovers

    • Responsibility

    • Patient complaints

    • The other questions

    • Common mistakes

    • Conclusion

  • 2

    Quiz

    • Explanation of the question styles that come up in the exam

    • SJT Course

  • 3

    The SJT Podcast

    • Episode 1 - Introduction to the SJT

    • Episode 2 - Exam Strategy

    • Episode 3 - Consent

    • Episode 4 - Confidentiality

    • Episode 5 - Treating Children

    • Episode 6 - End of Life Care

    • Episode 7 - Conflict Resolution

    • Episode 8 - Dealing With Patient Safety Issues

    • Medics.Academy SJT Podcast Series Feedback

This course prepares you for the Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test:

http://sjt.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/

It has been prepared by several doctors who scored very well in the SJT and really understand how to prepare people for it. The course is part of the preparation for Foundation Programme Medics.Academy runs as part of our F|Docs programme.

This course has a companion Facebook group which you can access via this link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/medics.academy.sjt/

Make sure you sign up to the Facebook group to get lots of free information and support.