The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is delighted to announce the development of an online format of the MFD Part 1 examination, which will be held on Thursday, August 27th 2020.

This new format has been developed to offer online solutions for assessments. What this means is that you will be able to complete the examination from your own home.

The online MFD Part 1 consists of one 3 hour paper. The online format will include: 

  1. 375 True/False MCQs (keeping the same format from the written version, there are 75 stems with 5 parts each which are either true or false)
  2. 20 Single Best Answer questions (where a statement is presented and candidates select what they feel is the “best” or most appropriate answer.

The date of Thursday, August 27th will be the very first opportunity to take the online format of the MFD Part 1. The examination fee is €750.

To access the online MFD Part 1 exam, you will require the following technology: 

  • Internet connection (ideally a hardwired ethernet connection, or alternatively Wi-Fi that has a high Mpbs speed)
  • Desktop or laptop computer that has a minimum of 4Gb RAM and has a webcam
  • Windows 7+ or Mac 10.8+

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