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Students forced to travel across UK to sit compulsory exams

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 16 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4452
  1. Nikki Nabavi
  1. BMJ Editorial Scholar

Final year medical students will have to travel across the country to sit a compulsory test because of a lack of available slots at local testing centres.

The situational judgement test (SJT) is a compulsory exam for entry to the UK Foundation Programme designed to test the attributes needed to work as a foundation doctor.1 This year students will sit the exam at Pearson VUE testing centres rather than at their university.

Testing slots for the SJT were released on the morning of …

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