UKCAT are piloting an additional assessment called a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The SJT subtest is designed to assess your judgement regarding healthcare related scenarios.
The aim of the pilot is to evaluate the appropriateness for future use and your input into this part of the assessment is very important. You will be required to undertake this subtest as part of the assessment. However your score in this subtest will NOT contribute to your final score, will not be communicated to your chosen medical and dental schools and will not be taken into consideration by the medical/dental schools during their admission processes.
The addition of the 27 minute long Situational Judgement subtest restores the UKCAT to its original 2 hour format. It will not form part of this year’s selection process but depending on the results of the pilot, may be used in future years.
Areas to think about:
- Should the areas tested by the SJT be part of medical school selection?
- Is a test like the SJT the best way to assess these traits, or is it best to assess it based on people’s responses to ethical questions in interview? Or from the evidence of how they’ve behaved in past activities mentioned on their UCAS form.