Professional Advice Forum for Doctors and PLAB
APPS provide support and guidance to medical students and young doctors from the UK as well as those coming from Pakistan. We can help write CVs, provide general advice and guidance on clinical attachments. We are looking for more specialist doctors in all specialities to expand upon this project.
Many International medical graduates are required to sit PLAB. An exam that is conducted by the General Medical Council to obtain registration and become eligable for jobs in the UK.
The following books are recommended For PLAB1 preparation:
1. Oxford Handbook of Medicine
2. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialities
3. Psychiatry Chapter from any text books of medicine
4. EMQ and SBA PLAB question books
PLAB 2 is an OSCE exam and there are several good preparatory books available inmedical bookshops. However, if you wish to attend a preparatory course, there are not many conducted in the UK. Paragon Precise run PLAB courses which include manikin practise.
Those who have completed house jobs in Pakistan can apply directly for FY2 or specialist training jobs. Hospitals can arrange work permits. Jobs are advertised in the British Medical Journal(bmj.com) and www.jobs.nhs.uk websites.
There are some exemptions to obtaining PLAB and more information is available from the links below for all overseas doctors who wish to work in the UK.