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Historically offered as face to face examinations, the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI recently announced the development of online formats of both the MFD and Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry examinations. Please scroll below for further details regarding the format of both of these examinations.

Minimum technology requirements: 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 a webcam. Windows 7+ or Mac 10.8+

 

Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry (Dip PCD RCSI)

Diploma

The Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry (Dip PCD RCSI) is an international exam open to all dentists, in all parts of the world and can be taken at any time following graduation. The examination consists of an MCQ and a Single Best Answer section, and takes the form of an online written paper. There is strong emphasis on clinical practice within both components of this examination.

Online Format
The Diploma is a 3 hour assessment, where you will enter your answers online. The format consists of 375 True/False MCQs (there are 75 stems with 5 parts each which are either true or false). Along with 33 Single Best Answer questions (where a statement is presented and candidates select what they feel is the “best” or most appropriate answer).


Qualification
Successful candidates are awarded the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry (RCSI) qualification. Should you be successful in the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry, you can enter directly into the RCSI MFD Part 2 examination.

Fee
€600 Euros

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Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry (MFD RCSI)

MFD

The MFD RCSI is an examination that can be taken by dentists at any stage of their career: for example, newly qualified, those hoping to undertake specialist training, those working in general practice. The examination does not require specialist knowledge: what is expected is that which would be reasonably expected of a dental school graduate with 1-2 years post-qualification experience.

The examination places a strong emphasis on clinical dentistry, with some questions on the underlying relevant clinical sciences. The examination consists of two parts.

MFD Part 1 Online Format
The MFD Part 1 online exam consists of a 3 hour assessment, where you will enter your answers online. The format consists of 375 True/False MCQs (there are 75 stems with 5 parts each which are either true or false). Along with 33 Single Best Answer questions (where a statement is presented and candidates select what they feel is the “best” or most appropriate answer).

MFD Part 2 Online Format
The online MFD Part 2 consists of one 90 minute assessment and will include 15 OSCE/Clinical Scenario based questions, where you will enter your response online. The contents of the traditional viva voce have been incorporated into the extra questions within the online paper which has been very carefully designed and standard set. Therefore, for the time being, there will not be a separate viva voce for the online MFD Part 2 exam.

Qualification
Candidates who successfully complete both parts of the MFD examination are awarded the Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry (RCSI) qualification.

Fees
MFD Part 1 - €750 Euros
MFD Part 2 - €850 Euros

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Note: Candidates who are interested in sitting the MFD Part 1 examination, may wish to apply to sit the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry (Dip PCD RCSI) examination instead. The Dip PCD RCSI is an international exam open to all dentists, in all parts of the world and can be taken at any time following graduation. Candidates who are successful in the examination are awarded the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry RCSI qualification and may enter directly into the RCSI MFD Part 2 examination.