The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test demonstrate International Medical Graduates (IMGs) have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice medicine in the UK. It is designed to test doctor’s ability to work safely as a Senior House Officer (SHO) in the UK NHS (National Health Service) hospitals. Currently, the test is used to measure the skills of doctors who have graduated outside the EEA before they are approved for a license to practice. You will be set at the level of a doctor after successful completion of Foundation Year 1.
The test is conducted by General Medical Council (GMC) to ensure that international doctors have medical and communication skills to practice in the UK. Generally, overseas doctors or IMGs from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland, and UK national who has graduated from outside the UK, EEA or Switzerland medical school need to pass PLAB test in order to legally practice medicine in the UK. Doctors who wish to take part in PLAB test must successfully have completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Before you apply to take the PLAB test you must have:
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