|RCSEd hosts first conjoint in Orthodontics with KCL|
|Wednesday, 05 September 2012|
The Faculty of Dental Surgery is delighted to have hosted the first conjoint in Orthodontics with King’s College London Dental Institute on 23-26 April 2012
Arrangements had been in place for the previous four years, allowing a conjoint MClinDent and MRD examination in the restorative specialties. This conjoint, in the era of major governance frameworks, was one of the new-style conjoint arrangements.
In the Orthodontic specialty, the Membership in Orthodontics assessments were closely intertwined with the assessment for the Master of Science in Orthodontics. The conjoint arrangement offers major advantages for all those involved, exposing candidates to a rigorous and robust assessment process yet also supporting the candidate experience.
The examiners represented both organisations and had a broad experience in examination of all aspects of specialist knowledge. They all adapted well to the combined process with major positive outcomes from this unique integration.
The examinations were organised by RCSEd Dental Council Member Fraser McDonald, Professor of Orthodontics at the Dental Institute. He said: “In the days of professional leave restrictions and constraints in health service financial rewards in all employing authorities, this seems the only way forwards to ensure objective specialist evaluation. It can only help support the basis of having independent bodies approving specialist knowledge.”
The examiners included (shown in the picture, back row from left to right) David Tewson, Alan Jones, Fraser McDonald, Dirk Bister, Jeremy Breckon, and Nigel Taylor (front row from left to right); Samantha Hodges, Anna Gibilaro, Margaret Collins, Robert Evans.
Lindsay Winchester and Martyn Cobourne (not shown) also supported the combined process with their experience in aspects of the examinations. The process was observed by Simon Camilleri and Kevin Mulligan from the University of Malta.