In this section you can download the ISFP Project documents by following the links on the left-hand side.
The first three links allow you to access the final reports with separate appendices for the three main stages of the ISFP Project, as well as archive press releases relative to these reports.
The Option Appraisal compared different ways, in which selection to the Foundation Programme could be undertaken. It recommended piloting the SJT together with EPM. As a result, the Department of Health commissioned the Medical Schools Council to carry out the pilots.
The two-stage pilots provided evidence in favour of using the SJT and EPM as selection methods to the Foundation Programme. The Department of Health England, on behalf of the four Departments of Health, agreed that these two methods in conjunction were reliable, valid and appropriate.
The Parallel Recruitment Exercise (PRE), during which the existing selection methods were mirrored by the SJT and EPM, was the next stage. It allowed to establish the practical requirements of delivering the selection to the Foundation Programme using the recommended methods.
For an overview of the ISFP Project, the next two links present you with its Timeline and Briefing summarizing the different phases of the Project.
For a more in-depth understanding of the SJT, follow the last link to the SJT Monograph - a study of the current use, validity and development of FY1 Situational Judgement Test.