The Next Step After BDS
The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) is a new assessment, developed jointly by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This new examination is intended to progressively replace the following examinations:
Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (MFGDP[UK])
Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. (MFDS RCS Eng)
The aim of the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties is to assess knowledge and skills after completion of the two-year foundation training programme for all dental graduates, whether they are pursuing a career in general or specialist practice.
WHY DO IT?
The MJDF will be the starting point for practitioners who wish to develop their careers in a number of ways. The examination is an desirable asset for entry into postgraduate training programmes, including specialist training. MFGDP is the starting point for the FFGDP(UK)’s Career Pathway for general dental practitioners.
All dentists should consider the MJDF as a valuable demonstration of the competencies they have achieved at that point in their careers.
Can I sit the MJDF examination? The MJDF is open to all GDC registered dentists working in primary or secondary dental care.
The Career Pathway provides the primary care practitioner with a supportive structure for their continued professional development. The ultimate aim of the programme is for the candidate to work through all the stages and attain the Fellowship of the Faculty (FFGDP [UK]), the highest award the Faculty can bestow upon an individual.
The Career Pathway is open to all dental practitioners, with any level of experience. The only set requirements are a primary dental qualification (i.e. BDS) and Membership of the Faculty.
MJDF Part 2 10-11 March
MJDF Part 1 5 April
MJDF Part 2 11-12 May
MJDF Part 1 4 October
MJDF Part 2 24-25 November
MJDF Part 2 11-12 January
MJDF Part 1 4 April
MJDF Part 2 4-5 May
MJDF Part 1 3 October
MJDF Part 2 13-14 September