The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test
The PLAB1& PLAB2
The PLAB test is for doctors who have qualified overseas and wish to practice medicine in the UK under limited registration. The test assesses your ability, as a doctor, to work safely as a senior house officer (SHO) in a UK NHS hospital.
How many parts to the PLAB test are there?
There are two parts:
Part 1: Following a review, the number of questions contained in the PLAB Part 1 exam (UK and overseas) is being reduced from 200 single best answer questions to 180.
Part 2 comprises 18 scenarios, each lasting eight minutes
What are the entry requirements for the PLAB test?
Before taking the test, you must have:
• A primary medical qualification accepted for limited registration by an institution listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.