The Situational Judgement Test at a Glance

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-18
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The Situational Judgement Test at a Glance provides a sound introduction to the SJT and details ways you can prepare before the assessment. It includes worked case examples based on real-life scenarios which have been reviewed by experienced clinicians and examiners. The book draws out key aspects of professional practice relevant to the role of a junior doctor. This is based on the nine domains as outlined by the ISFP (Improving Selection to Foundation Programme), who detailed the behaviours necessary to be a competent Foundation Doctor. The overall aim of The Situational Judgement Test at a Glance is not to spoon feed hundreds of practice questions or reams of guidelines, but to steer you towards a logical way of approaching best medical practice and therefore the SJT with many examples of doctors personal experiences along the way. Challenging scenarios are analysed using guidelines from the General Medical Council and research interviews with patients, lab staff and healthcare professionals. All examples in the book are worked in a test-style apparatus, with questions on one side and detailed answers over the page so you can understand the reasoning behind the material.

Author Biography

Frances Varian is a Final Year Medical Student at Warwick University and was seconded by Warwick Medical School to help develop SJT educational material and practice questions designed to enhance students’ non-technical skills.

Lara Cartwright is Senior Careers Consultant at Warwick Medical School and a member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and the Medical Careers Adviser’s Network (MCAN).

Table of Contents



List of contributors

List of Abbreviations

01 Introduction


Understanding Yourself

02 Professionalism

Integrity and Social Networking

Understanding Confidentiality

Confidentiality Breaches

DVLA Guidance

Serious Crime

Under Eighteens

Questioning Professionalism

03 Pressures and Prioritising


Ward Rounds



Consenting Patients with Capacity

Learning and Career Development



04 Communication

5 Principles for Good Communication

Written Communication


Blood Forms

Clinical Coding

Death Certificates

Cremation Forms

Verbal Communication

Working with interpreters

Working with Disability

Personal Views


Breaking Bad News

05 Patient Focus

Being the Best for your Patients

Patient Advocacy

Respecting Personal Beliefs

Consent without Capacity

End of Life Care

Difficult Patients

06 Effective Team-Work

Understanding ‘teamwork’

Understanding your Role

Effective Handovers

Understanding your Colleague’s Roles


Professional Conflicts

Foundation School Structure

07 SJT Practice Material

Approaching the SJT

50 SJT Practice Questions

08 Answers to SJT Practice Material

Beyond this Book

09 References


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