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Pathway To Medical PG Through PLAB

PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board) is an assessment procedure that overseas doctors (or international medical graduates), from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland, need to pass before they can legally practice medicine in the UK.

It is the principal route through which international medical graduates (IMGs) demonstrate the fundamental clinical skills and knowledge to practice medicine in the UK.

We offer the most up-to-date PLAB courses for both PLAB 1 and PLAB 2. Our PLAB training will take you above and beyond the requirements set by the General Medical Council UK. 

Through MRCP/MRCS/MRCOG

Training for PG Level Medical Courses in clinical disciplines:

  • MRCP UK (PG Level Qualification in General Medicine)
  • MRCS UK(PG Level Qualification in General Surgery)
  • MRCOG (Post Graduate Level Qualification in Obs and Gynae), qualification awarded by the Royal College of Physicians, Royal Colleges Surgeons and Royal College of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
  • The UK is widely regarded as an institution of international eminence in the respective specialties.

Pathway Through MRCEM/FRCEM

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine ( RCEM/FCEM) is an independent professional association of emergency physicians in the United Kingdom which sets standards of training and administers examinations for emergency medicine in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The examination consists of three parts, FRCEM Primary & Intermediate ( Written &OSCE)

  • FRCEM Primary Exam (MRCEM Part A)
  • FRCEM Intermediate (I) Theory ( MRCEM Part B)
  • FRCEM Intermediate (II) (OSCE, MRCEM Part C) Exam

OPTION 1: Pathway To Medical PG Through PLAB

PLAB 1

PLAB 1 is a conceptual exam where a candidate must apply medical knowledge (both basic science and core clinical) to common cases encountered by junior doctors in NHS hospitals. It does not simply require candidates to recite and regurgitate facts (an approach taken by far too many).

Exam Pattern

It’s made up of 180 single best answer questions (SBAs). It’s a multiple-choice type exam question also known as best of five or one from five. Each starts with a short scenario followed by a question eg ‘What is the single most likely diagnosis?’ You need to choose the right one out of five possible answers labeled A to E.

You’ll be given one double-sided answer sheet at the exam with instructions on how to complete it. You must complete the information required at the top of the sheet

There will be 180 (recently changed) SBAs over a 3-hour time period (less than a minute per question so time management and practice are key!)

Who can Apply for PLAB 1?
  • MBBS/Foreign Graduates 
  • Experience is not required 
Duration for PLAB 1 Preparation?
  •   3 ~5 Weeks
PLAB 2

The PLAB 2 course is an intense training program to help foreign doctors consolidate their current clinical skills and also to adapt their approach to suit the UK-based health system. The course will focus mainly on communication skills, building a strong doctor-patient relationship, and the practical skills required to safely practice as a junior doctor in the NHS. The course will also give an exceptional insight into the equipment that is used in UK hospitals.

Exam Patterns

1) Assess candidates’ professionalism and understanding of ethics as well as their clinical knowledge and skills. For example, testing doctors’ understanding of a patient’s right to make a choice about their care.

2) 18 stations – 2 minutes to read the task and 8 minutes to perform the task. Minimum of 2 rest stations

3) Candidates will be tested on three domains: Data-gathering, technical and assessment skills, Clinical management skills and Interpersonal skills.

Course Modules

PLAB 2 assesses your aptitude to behave as a doctor, your communication and clinical skills, and level of spoken English.

The examination is held only in Manchester.

Key competencies that are tested:

  • Clinical skills
  • Examination techniques
  • History taking
  • Communication skills
  • emergencies and resuscitation
Who Can Apply for PLAB 2?
  • Candidates who have passed PLAB 1.
Duration for PLAB 2 Preparation?
  •  3~6 Weeks

BEST COACHING FOR PLAB 1 & PLAB 2

WELCARE OVERSEAS offers the most up-to-date PLAB courses for both PLAB 1 and PLAB 2. Our PLAB training will take you above and beyond the requirements set by the General Medical Council UK. PLAB Coach offers venues worldwide including the UK, Asia, and Africa.

Having dissected the GMC PLAB blueprint Welcare Overseas is thoroughly aware of the requirements to succeed in PLAB. We offer Professional PLAB Training Courses in accordance with current published guidelines for both PLAB 1 and PLAB 2 along with Mock Exams in order to provide candidates with the best possible chance of passing their PLAB exams.

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OPTION 2 : Pathway Through MRCP/MRCS/MRCOG

WELCARE OVERSEAS is dedicated to excellence in Medical Education.
We offer training for PG Level Medical Courses in clinical disciplines and help prepare for MRCP, MRCS, and MRCOG Exams. On successfully completing MRCP/MRCS/MRCOG Exams as conducted by the Royal Colleges, students receive :
 *MRCP UK (PG Level Qualification in General Medicine)
 *MRCS UK(PG Level Qualification in General Surgery)
*MRCOG (Post Graduate Level Qualification in Obs and Gynae)
qualification awarded by the Royal College of Physicians, Royal Colleges Surgeons and Royal College of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
The UK is widely regarded as an institution of international eminence in the respective specialties.
MRCP

Eligibility- Primary Medical Qualification with a year of experience.

*Duration -3 Parts*
*Topics for Part 1*
1)Cardiology
2)Clinical Haematology and Oncology
3)Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology
4)Clinical Sciences
5)Dermatology
6)Endocrinology
7)Geriatric Medicine
8)Gastroenterology
9)Infectious Disease and GUM
10)Neurology
11)Nephrology
12)Ophthalmology
13) Psychiatry
14)Respiratory Medicine
15) Rheumatology
To be continued Part 2 & 3…..
MRCS
Eligibility- Primary Medical Qualification with a year of experience.
*Duration -2 Parts*
*Topics for Part 1*
1) Anatomy,
 2) Physiology
3) Pathology
4) GIT & Hand Surgery
5) Colorectal Surgery
6) Abdomen
7) Urology
8) Orthopaedics
9) ENT + Skin Lesions
10) Breast Dis. & Organ Transplantation
10) Paediatric & Pancreatic Surgery
11) Peri-Operative Care
12) Post-operative &
13) Surgical Technique & Technology
14)Microbiology, Oncology & Mgt. & Legal Issues
To be continued Part 2….
MRCOG
Eligibility- Primary Medical Qualification with a year of experience. 
*Duration -3 Parts*
*Topics for Part 1*
1) Anatomy
2) Biochemistry & Cell Biology
3)Statistics & Epidemiology
4) Embryology Genetics
5)Physiology & Endocrinology
6)Microbiology-Immunology
7) Hematology, Medical Physics
8)Pharmacology Reproductive
9)Fetomaternal Pathology
10) Homeostasis
To be continued Part 2 & 3…..

OPTION 3: Pathway Through MRCEM/FRCEM

MRCEM/FRCEM

Emergency medicine is an amalgamation of specialties and super specialties. This department is reputed for its nature of catering to varied groups of patients may it be medical, surgical, gynecological, or pediatric emergencies. An emergency caregiver is known for saving precious lives within the golden hours of an emergency without wasting time for investigations. In order to meet the demands of such a challenging profession, it becomes imperative to procure all the necessary skills and knowledge.

FRCEM Primary Exam (MRCEM Part A) Overview
  • This theory exam consists of 180 questions, each with five stems.
    The best option must be chosen from each stem
    It is not negatively marked.
  • It examines basic sciences as applied to Emergency Medicine.
    The syllabus for the FRCEM Primary Exam is found on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (UK) website.
    The exam duration is 3hours.
    Exam centers are in the United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
  • Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail.
    Candidate must score about 70% to pass the exam. (This passing score varies by 1-2% in different exams since it depends on the overall performance of all candidates who have written that particular exam)
FRCEM Intermediate (I) Theory ( MRCEM Part B) Exam Overview

This theory paper examines data interpretation skills and consists of 60 questions of 3 marks each

  • The questions present a clinical scenario and may have clinical data including radiographs, CT scans, ECGs, blood test results, and clinical photographs.
    The exam duration is 3 hours.
    Exam Centres are in the United Kingdom and India.
  • Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail.
    Candidate must score roughly about 70% to pass the exam.
FRCEM Intermediate (II) (OSCE, MRCEM Part C) Exam Overview

This practical exam consists of 18 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) stations that assess knowledge, psycho-motor ability, interpersonal skills (including communication and conflict resolution), professional behavior, and clinical decision- making skills.

  • Exam duration is 2.5 hours
    Exam Centres are in the United Kingdom and India.
  • Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail.
    Candidate must pass 14 of the 18 stations to pass the exam.
Timing & General Considerations

Timing

  • FRCEM Primary ( MRCEM Part A) exam is held twice a year at all the approved centers.
  • FRCEM Intermediate ( I & II) / (MRCEM Part B and C) are held twice a year at all approved centers

General Considerations

  • All parts of the examination will be conducted in English.
  • Successful completion of all parts is required before being eligible for Membership by examination and before being able to use the post-nominals MRCEM