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- November 19th, 2013, 01:07 AM #1
Has anyone on here administered the PLAB test or is preparing to? I just got into med school and i know I'm a long way from giving it myself but i barely know anything about it and would really like to. if anyone has any useful info to provide, do post.November 19th, 2013, 01:10 AM #2
The PLAB test has 2 parts:
Part 1 : Consists of A Multiple choice format Examination Paper with 200 SBA's (Two Hundred Single Best Answer questions) lasting 3 hours, This part is conducted in a number of countries including Bangladesh, Egypt (Cairo), India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka.
Part 2 : Consists of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). This Part is available only in the city of Manchester, United Kingdom. It consists of 14 clinical stations, a pilot station and a rest station. The pilot station is usually unannounced and mixed with the clinical stations. The marks for the pilot station do not count towards the final score. All the stations are of five minutes duration. The level of difficulty of the clinical part of the PLAB exam is set at the level of competence of a senior house officer in a first appointment in a UK hospital. The skills assessed in this exam are: clinical examination, practical skills, communication skills, and history taking....November 19th, 2013, 06:22 PM #3
Wikipedia. I know it exists. :pNovember 19th, 2013, 06:41 PM #4November 19th, 2013, 06:42 PM #5
I did. Which is why i asked for people who had given or were planning to give it soon
Thanks though. Brushed up my memory.November 21st, 2013, 01:24 PM #6
I started a thread about National Board of Dental Examinations too, but nobody repliesNovember 22nd, 2013, 01:24 AM #7Using TapatalkNovember 22nd, 2013, 01:25 AM #8November 22nd, 2013, 01:30 AM #9
england board only recognizes mbbs degree of govt colleges of pakistan.... And for other private clgs u should have cleared fcps part 1 from pakistan.... then u cn sit for plab if u succeed u can do part 2 frm UK
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okayy so does this apply only to the PLAB or the USMLE too?November 22nd, 2013, 01:37 AM #14November 22nd, 2013, 01:39 AM #15
well the PLAB thing sucks. :/November 22nd, 2013, 01:43 AM #16
And yes one more thing according to pmdc policy if u have done mbbs from pakistan u cant go abroad untill u have served pak as a Doc for 5 years. If some one is willing to go then he will have to pay 5lac compensation
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no i dont think thats correct, the PMDC policy thing. It cant be.November 22nd, 2013, 11:47 AM #19
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PLAB is an exam which is based primarily on final year M.B.B.S knowledge. So the ideal time to appear for it, in my opinion, should also be near the final year M.B.B.S exam, preferably two to three months after it if you have already appeared for your IELTS exam. IELTS result is valid for two years, so try to appear in it as close to your PLAB 1 attempt as possible.
In case you have not sat for your IELTS yet then firstly get your passport in order and seek the date that is around 4-5 months from your final year M.B.B.S exams. Sit for your IELTS exam nearly 1 and a half month before the last date of registration for PLAB 1. IELTS result comes out in 2 weeks and so you will have at least 3 months to prepare for your PLAB. If for some reason, you miss out on your IELTS Bands but think that you can still score them, you have 1 month in spare to appear for your second IELTS attempt before the last date of registration for PLAB 1.
You do not need your housejob / internship to appear for your PLAB 1. I will still encourage people to sit for the exam soon after their M.B.B.S final year exams. The knowledge is still fresh, you can work out your IELTS exemption and you have good time in your hands to prepare. PLAB 2 though requires housejob / internship and should only be attempted once you are through with it. Also, internship adds in your CV and helps you get a job in the UK (another difference from STEPS)
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Thats very helpful. Thanks a lot MedCat!
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