The MFDS is an internationally recognised qualification which demonstrates completion of foundation/basic postgraduate training.
The Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is a long established quality assured assessment that was revised and updated in 2014. It enables graduates to demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge, understanding and clinical competence that will have been obtained during Dental Foundation Training. It 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.
Supporting You through MFDS and Beyond
- Discounts for Dental Affiliates among other benefits
- The College runs a series of MFDS Lectures, keep an eye on our Events and Courses pages for upcoming lectures
- Exam available in various UK and international locations
- A wide range of dental exams to support your education
- Dedicated dental faculties including the Faculty of Dental Surgery and Faculty of Dental Trainers
Part 1 of the MFDS is a written examination testing the range of knowledge and understanding that underpins direct patient care. It is a three hour examination consisting of Multiple Choice Questions, with a mix of Single Best Answer and Case Cluster Types. This question paper is designed to test your knowledge and the deeper understanding and application of that knowledge in a clinical context.
Part 2 of the MFDS is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), designed to test your clinical competence by assessing your communication skills and your knowledge, understanding and management of a range of common conditions. The examination normally lasts around two hours, and consists of 10 stations which are examined plus a number of rest stations.