A Beginner’s Guide to PLAB
Complete guidance on the medical licensing exam for the UK!
If you’ve ever thought or dreamt about working in the UK as a doctor while being an international medical graduate(IMG), you would have undoubtedly heard of the Professional Linguistics and Assessments Board (PLAB) exam. This is one of the ways to obtain General Medical Council (GMC) registration in the UK, which would allow you to work in the NHS as a doctor.
What we’ve done in order to help you understand the PLAB process is provide you with the complete beginner’s guide to PLAB, after which you will know everything there is to understand about the exam process, its requirements, how to prepare, and what to do once you get GMC registration .
From the lessons below, you will be able to understand what PLAB exam is, who needs it and how to apply. You will also obtain a clear idea regarding what GMC registration means and how many types of registration are there.
We have talked about the requirements for you to take PLABs as well as chalked out a plan on how can you become eligible to take the PLAB exams. We have also discussed about exam fees and associated costs for the entire PLAB journey starting from planning for exams till you start working in the UK as a doctor.
Dr Ibreez Ajaz walks you through the process of opening a GMC online account, through which the exams needs to be booked. And she also explains different opportunities an International Medical Gradaute (IMG) can pursue after successfully completing the PLAB Exams.
Who's this for?
Dr Ibreez Ajaz
Obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery from Bangladesh. She has also taken the USMLE, but in the pursuit of better job satisfaction and free healthcare, she opted for the PLABs, and now works as an Internal Medicine Trainee. Her experience with both the US and UK healthcare systems adds to her prowess in helping others.