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Thousands of medical students in “unacceptable” situation after foundation school allocation error

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 28 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1394
  1. Chris Thomas
  1. 1London

Thousands of final year medical students in the United Kingdom face uncertainty over their foundation programme jobs after an error in the scoring system used to allocate them to foundation schools.

On 26 February applicants to the foundation programme were told of a “potential error” in the marking of the situational judgment test (SJT) that may have affected their job allocation.

The SJT element of the foundation programme application process is a multiple choice examination that requires candidates to rank a set of clinical scenarios. This score, together with an educational performance measure score, is used …

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