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TitleMedic Mind Situational Judgement
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Theory & Technique

Mock Questions

Step-by-Step Guide

Detailed Explanations

Situational Judgement
UKCAT Course Book

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Mock Scenario 7

A medical student called Dhruv is currently on a respiratory ward. One of his friends, Bethany, is
the aunt of a child who is being treated on the paediatrics ward, and Bethany texts Dhruv to let
him know about this. The child has a minor pyleoplasty. Bethany is anxious about her niece, and
is unable to visit the ward today because she is at work. Bethany then texts Dhruv to ask how the
pyeloplasty was, and to check if her niece is okay and if they needs anything. Dhruv visits the
niece and it seems like she is recovering successfully.

How appropriate are each of the following responses by Dhruv in this situation?

26. Text Bethany back letting her know the visit went well.

A. A very appropriate thing to do
B. Appropriate, but not ideal.
C. Inappropriate but not awful
D. Very inappropriate

27. Inform Bethany that he cannot say anything as he is not authorised to see the patient notes by
his consultants.

A. A very appropriate thing to do
B. Appropriate, but not ideal.
C. Inappropriate but not awful
D. Very inappropriate

28. Inform Bethany that she is not the direct guardian and so without the parent’s consent she is
unable to give any information away.

A. A very appropriate thing to do
B. Appropriate, but not ideal.
C. Inappropriate but not awful
D. Very inappropriate

29. Inform Bethany that she should speak to the paediatrics team themselves and that they would
be better placed to update her on the situation. He tells her that he will arrange for a call to be
made by one of the consultant doctors

A. A very appropriate thing to do
B. Appropriate, but not ideal.
C. Inappropriate but not awful
D. Very inappropriate

Situational Judgement Mock

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Scenario 15

Question 62 - A

It is clear that Aké is extremely nervous, so calming him down will hopefully reassure him
and relieve some of the pressure he is facing. It is therefore a very appropriate thing to do.


Question 63 - C

Remember, always look at situational judgement scenarios from a medical point of view
Imagine Aké was a patient. If Aké is abandoned then he would likely become even more
anxious, because he will be alone without any support. Instead, it would be better to
reassure him and make sure he is relaxed. Additionally, bear in mind that they need to
enter the exam hall now, so Songo needs to act fast. The reason the answer is not D is
because Songo needs to enter the hall herself, and sometime time alone can be helpful.


Question 64 - A

If Aké speaks to one of the invigilators it will hopefully help reassure him and calm him
down, and will help to deal with the situation at hand. It is likely that the invigilator will help
him overcome his anxiety. It is therefore a very appropriate thing to do.


Question 65 - C

This is an inappropriate thing to do because it could potentially raise his anxiety and put
him under even more pressure than he already is under. It could however, stress to him
the importance of sitting the exam rather than skipping it.



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