The Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) is an admissions test used for entry to the Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM).

SJTace Test Format

The SJTace is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and internationally.

Candidates either sit the standard SJTace or the SJTaceSEN (Special Educational Needs) if they are entitled to additional time due to a documented medical condition or disability.

The test duration is 27 minutes for the SJTace, and 33.75 minutes for the SJTaceSEN; this includes instruction time.

 The situational judgement test (SJT) measures your capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them.

Why Situational Judgement?

The test assesses integrity, perspective taking, team involvement, resilience and adaptability.  SJTs are used widely in medical and dental selection, including selection of Foundation Doctors and Dentists, GPs and other medical specialities. 

Situational Judgement Items

You will be presented with 69 questions associated with 22 scenarios (consisting of between 2 and 5 questions).

The test consists of a series of scenarios for which you will need to consider either the appropriateness of possible actions, or the importance of possible considerations. 

Some of the questions will require that you rate each response from four possible options. Other questions will require you to choose the most and least appropriate action to take in response to the situation, from the three actions provided. 

Questions do not require medical or procedural knowledge.