Exam Details - MFDS Part 1
MFDS Part 1
The Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) is an internationally recognised dental qualification which demonstrates completion of foundation/basic postgraduate dental training. The exam is bi-collegiate and is organised jointly by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The papers sat at each of the Colleges at any particular sitting are identical and are held simultaneously.
The MFDS exam has two parts, Part 1 and Part 2.
The MFDS Part 1 is a written exam designed to test the range of knowledge and understanding that forms the basis of direct patient care and how this is applied in a clinical context. The exam consists of of 180 multiple choice questions (single best answer type) and it will be three hours in duration. The exam will cover attributes such as problem solving, evaluation of evidence, critical reading, up-to-date knowledge, and management of the whole patient. A full syllabus for the exam is included in the MFDS Regulations and Syllabus document.
Benefits of the MFDS
The MFDS marks a level of achievement above and beyond the primary dental qualification and clearly exhibits an early commitment to professional development.
For those aspiring to enter specialty training, it will also provide a significant contribution to the portfolio of evidence that would be required to indicate suitable eligibility.
- Opportunity to demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge, understanding and clinical competence that will have been obtained during Dental Foundation Training.
Candidates must provide evidence of possession of a primary dental qualification that is acceptable to the Councils of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Candidates have six attempts in which to pass their MFDS Part 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
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