FAQs - Fellowship Examination (SDP)
What are the requirements for the Fellowship Examination in Specialist Dental Practice?
To be eligible for the Fellowship examination candidates must satisfy completion of the following:
- At least five of specialist/restricted experience in the relevant discipline
When is the Fellowship examination held?
The College Fellowship examinations are held annually in August. The location will be at the College offices in the Sydney CBD. It is likely you would be required to attend in person for 1 day.
How and when are Assessments of Eligibility conducted?
The cut-off date to submit an application for Assessment of Eligibility is 1 April each year. This leaves enough time for the College to make an assessment of your qualifications and experience and for you to submit case reports. Case reports are sent to examiners about five weeks prior to the examination.
The form you need to submit is the FSDP01 – Assessment of Eligibility to sit the Fellowship Examination in Specialist Dental Practice. The fees do change each year, so please refer to the College Fees document available for download on the College website homepage.
As part of the Assessment of Eligibility to sit the Fellowship Examination form, you will be required to submit a CV and Clinical Logbook which details your specialist experience and achievements. See the SDP Handbook for specific requirements.
What happens after my eligibility is assessed?
If you are assessed as eligible to sit the Fellowship examination, the College will write to you advising of this and you will be asked to submit a FSD902 – Enrolment for Fellowship Examination. A separate fee is required for this application.
You will also be asked to submit the required number of case reports as set out in the SDP Handbook.
Who covers the cost of my time in Sydney?
Each candidate is responsible for covering the costs associated with travel, accommodation and other expenses incurred while attending Sydney for an examination. Attendance will be no more than 1 day and all other parts of the process can be completed online. The College will be happy to provide general advice on location, accommodation and transport.
What is the structure of the exam?
The Fellowship Exam is set at an advanced level and will require a broad and deep knowledge of the profession both theoretically and clinically. A wide knowledge of international literature will be expected. The exam consists of a three-hour peer review in the form of a viva voce based on previously submitted case reports.
How will I be notified of the results?
The results of the examination will be published on the College website within a week of the exams taking place. A letter will also be sent to you advising of the results by e-mail.