ISFE - Panel of Examiners

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Applications are invited from those of consultant status wishing to be considered for a number of vacancies on the Panel of Examiners for the following ntercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examinations:

  • Dental public health
  • Oral medicine
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry


  • Fellow of one of the four Surgical Royal Colleges
  • Must hold/have held a substantive consultant/honorary consultant position within the past 5 years. Experience in a locum post does not count.
  • Engaged in active clinical practice
  • Able to commit to completing a full term of office i.e. 5 years plus additional time required to complete appropriate examiner training
  • Active in postgraduate training/education/teaching
  • Have experience of examining in postgraduate dental examinations
  • In good standing with the relevant Surgical Royal College
  • In good standing with the United Kingdom General Dental Council and not currently under any investigation
  • Possession of a CCST or equivalent would normally be expected.
  • Possession of an exit Fellowship (or exit membership) would normally be expected


In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, examiners must show commitment to

  • High professional standards as an examiner, including understanding of appropriate techniques and a policy of courtesy, fairness and non-discrimination towards all candidates
  • High professional standards in teaching, including an ability and positive attitude towards teaching
  • Commitment to the examination process, i.e. honouring commitments to write questions and attend examinations, except in exceptional circumstances
  • Commitment to ongoing assessment, training and development as an examiner.

General Requirements

  • Examiners must attend a training day prior to examining
  • Examiners whose period of tenure extends beyond 5 years (whether on the Panel or the Board) will be required to attend a further examiner training day
  • Examiners must supply questions as requested by the Board Chair
  • Any examiner who is on the panel should not provide coaching to candidates after the closing date of the relevant examination

Further details and an application form are available from:

Secretariat to the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Boards
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232- 242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ
T: 0141 221 6072 | E:


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