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​UK Dental schools to provide alternative solution for students taking final exams

25 March 2020

Dental schools in the UK are enabling students in their final year to take final exams through online systems, according to a recent joint statement issued by the GDC. Students who are ill or self-isolating also currently have the option of taking their exams at an alternative date in some schools.

Foundation training places for graduating students will be announced as normal on 12 June, and for the time being placements will start as normal in September, or in August for those in Scotland. 

The GDC has reminded students that they will only have a few weeks to complete their GDC registration, which they will need in order to start their foundation or vocational training placement in the autumn. According to the GDC there will not be a delay in processing applications as their staff will be working remotely. 

Student members are reminded that they are not alone. The BDA Benevolent Fund is set up to support dentists in financial hardship. Members can access counselling at any time through our
Health Assured programme.