Medical students skipped training placements and stayed up overnight to book exam slotBMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2470 (Published 08 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2470
- Pat Lok
- The BMJ
Problems with the online booking system for a compulsory exam have caused significant disruption for medical students for the second year in a row.1
The situational judgement test is a compulsory examination for entry to the UK foundation programme, designed to test the attributes needed to work as a foundation doctor. It accounts for 50% of a student’s foundation programme application score.
This year, for the second year in a row, medical students will sit the exam at Pearson VUE testing centres rather than at their university. Booking an exam slot at one of these centres operates online on a first come, first served basis, and students are advised to …