RCSed’s dental faculty achieves milestone recognition

14 August, 2023 / infocus
 Will Peakin  

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery has been given official confirmation that it has met all the GDC’s Standards for Examination Providers, as laid out in the Standards for Speciality Education.

The faculty received the glowing report following a lengthy process that has taken a number of years to achieve.

Professor Phil Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which represents dentists across the UK and internationally, said: “The path to this accomplishment has been a long and rigorous one, showing consistent excellence across all spheres of the education and assessment sustained over many years involving dedicated efforts from the entire RCSEd team.

“In particular I’d like to highlight the significant contribution of Professor Liz Davenport, who collaborated closely with myself and the RCSEd Examinations Team, ensuring excellence throughout the entire journey.

“We are immensely proud of this recognition from the General Dental Council, which validates our tireless efforts in maintaining quality and integrity in dental education.”

RCSEd now examines around 1,800 candidates each year, and runs more than 45 examination diets, so the number of Dental Fellows, Members and Associates continues to grow.

The College is continuing to develop the Quality Assurance processes used, particularly the examiner training packages, results management software and feedback processes, making processes better for both candidates and examiners.

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