PLAB test

PLAB test

Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test. A test which is the main route by which overseas doctors (International Medical Graduates—IMGs) demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in the UK. It is a two-part exam administered by the General Medical Council (GMC), which is between finals and postgraduate examinations in level of difficulty. Most medical graduates from outside the EU must take the PLAB test before they can be granted registration. Some overseas doctors are exempt.
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The PLAB Test is in two parts; Part 1 is a written single best answer 200 question examination and Part 2 is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) consisting of 14 stations plus one or more pilot stations.
The move comes after the GMC has been surveying overseas doctors one year after they passed the Plab test to gather information about their experiences of gaining employment.