Congratulations to our Head of Education and Assessment, Professor Suzanne Chamberlain who has just had a paper published for the General Dental Council. The paper describes the assessment process by which dentists from outside the EEA gain registration with the General Dental Council, which is a requirement to practice in the UK.
The assessment consists of five components, all of which must be passed:
- Two written papers
- An Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
- A practical assessment using a dental manikin
- A diagnosis, treatment and planning examination (similar to a long case OSCE)
- An assessment of responses to medical emergencies
Suzanne has served on the advisory board for this assessment for a number of years and is also involved in the equivalent for overseas doctors for the General Medical Council (GMC). Following the publication of new standards for dental education, the advisory group is reviewing the format of the overseas registration exam and especially, considering how to embed the assessment of professionalism and professional capabilities in each of the assessment components.
Details of the paper
Bissell, V., Chamberlain, S., Davenport, E., Dawson, L., Jenkins, S. & Murphy, R. (2016). The Overseas Registration Examination of the General Dental Council. British Dental Journal, 221(5), 257-261.