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In conjunction with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS), The
Faculty of Dentistry – Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) is honored to
announce the inaugural Primary Examination of the RACDS / General Stream to be held
in Jordan University of Science and Technology on the following dates:

The Written Examination 26-28/11/2012


The Viva Examination 08-10/12/2012
• Successful completion of the Primary Examination of the RACDS / General Stream in
JUST leads to eligibility to present for the Final Examination for Fellowship, which is held
in Sydney, Australia.

• A Candidate who successfully completes the Final Examination will be admitted as a


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS-General Stream)
Advantages of the FRACDS

•Fellows of the College have accomplished a remarkable achievement in demonstrating their


scientific knowledge and advanced clinical skills through assessment or examination by their
peers. A collegial experience includes a number of both tangible and intangible benefits and
advantages
• Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (as well as candidates who have
successfully completed the Primary Examination) are recognized globally as a highly qualified
dentist. This may determine entry into postgraduate clinical or academic programs in many of
the reputable academic institutions, hospitals and research centers all over the world.
• Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons are invited to actively participate
in many of the valued networking and continuing professional development opportunities of the
RACDS including regional scientific days, biennial convocations and international conferences.
Fellows are also invited to participate in different international workshops and seminars in
different fields of dentistry both inside and outside Australia.
•Fellows working in Australia also enjoy access to the RACDS' Member Advantage Program
which offers discounts across a broad range of relevant products and services including hotel
accommodation, airline lounge membership, health insurance, car hire and general lifestyle
activities to suit the whole family.
Enrollment into the College and Registration for Examinations

•Candidates wishing to register for College Examinations must enroll and pay the nominated
fees.
•Enrollment is valid for a maximum of 6 years during which a candidate is able to register for the
Primary Examination and/or the Final Examination, as well as the associated preparation
courses.
•To register for either the Primary Examination or the Final Examination, a candidate must
provide evidence from a registering authority that he/she is entitled to practise dentistry.
•It is usually preferred that a candidate register for the Primary Examination 1-3 years after
completion of a Bachelor degree in Dental Science (or equivalent)
•Candidates wishing to register for the Final Examination must produce evidence of
◦having passed or been exempted from the Primary Examinations, and
◦having completed a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a dentist, and
◦having spent a minimum of 3 years after having been granted a dental degree.
•Non-dentists may be eligible to enroll into the College and register for the Primary
Examinations.
Exemption from the Primary Examination

•Exemption from the Primary Examination may be allowed to candidates who produce evidence
of having successfully completed the Primary Examination in the Faculty of Dental Surgery of
the:
◦Royal College of Surgeons of England
◦Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
◦Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
◦Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (The Primary Examinations are also held at JUST)

•Exemption from the Primary Examination may also be allowed to candidates who provide
evidence of successful completion of a full-time supervised program of advanced training of a
minimum of 3 years duration leading to a Masters degree or its equivalent.

Admission to Fellowship in the General Stream

Following successful completion of the Primary and Final Examinations, candidates become
eligible to apply to the RACDS Council for admission to Fellowship leading to the award of
Fellowship (FRACDS).

Orientations courses, Workshops and Examination Materials

The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons holds an Orientation Course for the Primary
Examination and a workshop and web based program for the Final Examination.
 The Orientation Course consists of a series of lectures which focus on the main direction of
development in the 6 basic sciences examined in the Primary Examination.

 The Final Exam Workshop consists of a series of lectures and small group exercises that
aids candidates in their preparation for the written paper, clinical and oral and viva voce
examinations.
 The Web Based Education Program is designed to aid candidates in practicing case
evaluation, preparation and presentation skills and is ideal for candidates who may be
unable to travel to Sydney for the Workshop.

•Both the Course and Workshop are held in Sydney on annual basis.
•CD-ROMs for the preparation for the Primary Examinations are sold by the College, for those
candidates who are unable to travel to Sydney to participate in the Orientation Course.
.•Suitable text can be found in the Reading List and Guide to Study documents, which can be
downloaded for free from the RACDS’ website.

Important dates and fees for the coming events of the RACDS

Date of exam / course / Application due


Exam / Course / Exemption Venue Fees (Australian $)
workshop date
* +
Enrollment into the College Valid for 6 years A$ 617 or 561 Any time
The Primary Examination 26/11-10/12/2012 JUST A$ 5,200 1/8/2012
The Final Examination 15-16/1/2013 Australia A$ 2,315.0 1/11/2012
The Orientation Course for the
2-13/7/2012 Australia A$ 2,639.0 1/6/2012
Primary Examination
The Workshop for the Final
23-24/6/2012 Australia A$ 1,271.0 1/5/2012
Examination
Application for exemption from
A$ 1,009.0 1/10/2012
the Primary Examination
+
*For Australian Residents; For Overseas Residents

Applicants wishing to sit for or to be exempted from the Primary Examination and/or wishing to
join the Orientation Course or the Final Examination Workshop are advised to contact the
Deanship of the Faculty of Dentistry at +962 2 720 1000 ext. 23570 or contact the Director of
the RACDS' Primary Examination / JUST: Dr Ashraf Shaweesh on ashrafis@just.edu.jo to
register their names. Applicants should bring the following documents to enroll in the College
and register for the Examination:
• The filled and signed relevant Enrolment and Primary Examination Registration forms
(can be downloaded from the link:

http://www.racds.org/RACDS/RACDS_Home/QuickLinks/Forms/RACDS_Content/Forms/
All_Forms.aspx?hkey=a24040c5-ea43-4663-b159-f16646726503

 Two recent photographs

 CV (in English)

 A photocopy of passport

 Evidence from a registering authority (Ministry of Health or equivalent) that they are
entitled to practice dentistry. (Evidence should be in English or Translated into English
and accredited by the registering authority)
 Copy of Dental Degree

(All documentation must be certified as per the College certification guidelines)

Applicants wishing to be exempted from the Primary Examination should provide the
appropriate evidence (see Exemption from the Primary Examination.

Fees can be paid by either credit card or by a cheque/ money order/. Bank drafts should be
made payable to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and drawn in Australian
Dollars on an Australian Bank.

For further information, please visit the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons website
www.racds.org or contact the Director of the RACDS' Primary Examination / JUST: Dr Ashraf
Shaweesh on ashrafis@just.edu.jo