The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) is an 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.
What does it involve?
Developed by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, it replaces the following diplomas:
- Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (MFGDP-UK)
- Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS RCS Eng).
What is the difference between the MJDF and the old MFDS qualifications?
All parts of the new foundation training curriculum will be assessed in both Part 1 and Part 2 of the MJDF. Parts 1 and 2 replace parts A, B and C of the MFDS RCS Eng. In addition, a portfolio of evidence will be required to be awarded the MJDF.
The MFDS served as an entry requirement for specialist training. According to the General Dental Council, there will now be no formal examination entry requirement. Selection is instead now on the basis of a range of criteria demonstrating suitability.
A postgraduate qualification – MFDS, MFGDP (UK), MJDF, or a non-college qualification – will play a part in demonstrating your suitability. However, it is not an absolute requirement.
The MJDF will confirm your competencies for a dental career that may develop within either primary or secondary care.
If you have completed MFDS or MFGDP (UK), you only need to take Part 2 MJDF, as long as the components for which you are claiming credit and Part 2 MJDF are completed within the five-year period allowed by the regulations.