المعادلة البريطانية PLAB

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المعادلة البريطانية PLAB

مشاركةبواسطة دكتور كمال سيد » الجمعة يناير 31, 2014 9:19 am

Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board

(PLAB)


The PLAB test is the main route by which International Medical Graduates (IMGs) demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in the UK.

http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/plab.asp



The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test is the 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 United Kingdom.

It is conducted by the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom. The test is designed to assess the depth of knowledge and level of medical and communication skills possessed by the international medical graduates.

: The PLAB test has 2 parts

Part 1 : Consists of A Multiple choice format Examination Paper with 200 SBA's (Two Hundred Single Best Answer questions) lasting 3 hours,
This part is conducted in a number of countries including Bangladesh, Egypt (Cairo), India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka.

Part 2 : Consists of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).
This Part is available only in the city of Manchester, United Kingdom.
It consists of 14 clinical stations, a pilot station and a rest station.
The pilot station is usually unannounced and mixed with the clinical stations.
The marks for the pilot station do not count towards the final score.
All the stations are of five minutes duration.

The level of difficulty of the clinical part of the PLAB exam is set at the level of competence of a senior house officer in a first appointment in a UK hospital.
The skills assessed in this exam are: clinical examination, practical skills, communication skills, and history taking....
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Re: المعادلة البريطانية PLAB

مشاركةبواسطة دكتور كمال سيد » الجمعة يناير 31, 2014 9:39 am

؟ Do I need to take the PLAB test


There are various different routes to registration with a licence to practise in the UK.

You will need to pass the PLAB test before you can apply for registration with a licence to practise if you meet the following criteria:

You are a national of a country outside the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland who graduated from a medical school outside the UK OR you are a UK national who has graduated from a medical school outside the UK, EEA or Switzerland
AND

You do not have EC rights
AND

You do not have one of the following:
a sponsorship under an arrangement approved by us
an approved postgraduate qualification
eligibility to enter the GP or specialist register
If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be eligible to apply for registration with a licence to practise without passing the PLAB test. Please see our Applications section to find the guidance that is relevant to you.

If you are eligible to apply for registration with a licence to practise by a route other than PLAB, but decide to take the PLAB test and fail, this will be taken into consideration if you later apply through an alternative route.
http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/plab/before_you_apply.asp




Before the test

؟ Am I ready to take the PLAB test
؟ When and where can I take the PLAB test
؟ How do I prepare for the Part 1 exam
؟ How do I prepare for the Part 2 exam
؟ Specimen questions and station
؟ Book and cancel an exam place
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http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/plab/advice_part1.asp
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Re: المعادلة البريطانية PLAB

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At the test

At the PLAB Part 1 examination

Part 1 of the test is a computer-marked written examination consisting of 200 single best answer (SBA) questions. It may include images, electrocardiograms (ECGs) and x-rays. The examination lasts three hours.

Contents

What should I expect on the exam day?
What should I bring with me?
What will I not be allowed to keep with me?
Is there a dress code?
What conduct is expected during the examination?
What if I have a disability?
What subjects will I be asked about?
How is the exam marked?
What should I expect on the exam day?

When your place is confirmed we will tell you what time to arrive at the examination centre. This is usually 10:00 in the UK, but times vary at overseas centres. It is important to arrive on time because if you arrive more than half an hour late, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. You will not be allowed to leave the hall in the first or last half hour of the examination. You must remain in your seat until the Chief Invigilator says you can leave.

You must be sure you are not prevented from attending the examination by events you could have foreseen, such as transport problems, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. If you have to cancel a place you have already booked, you will have to pay a cancellation fee.

If you are taking the examination in the UK and need accommodation, one source of information is the British Tourist Authority website. Please do not contact the venues where the examination is taking place, as they will not be able to help.

The Chief Invigilator's instructions will take between 20 and 30 minutes and the examination will begin immediately afterwards. The examination will last three hours and collecting the examination materials will take a further 30 minutes. You must, therefore, expect to be at the examination centre for at least four hours.

Smoking is illegal in enclosed public spaces and workplaces in the UK. There will be no opportunity for you to do so once you have entered the examination hall.


What should I bring with me?

Identification
We will check your identity at the examination. The following are the only forms of identification we will accept. Whichever you choose, it must be original, current and bear your photograph.

Your passport
Your UK Immigration and Nationality Department identification document
Your Home Office travel document
Your UK driving licence
Your EU identity card

If you do not have a document confirming your identity, you will be allowed to take the exam, but the Chief Invigilator will take a photograph of you and ask you for a signature.
You will be required to bring the correct form of identification document or evidence of change of name to the Head of PLAB (or their nominee) at our London office or Manchester office as soon as possible, but at the latest when you apply for registration with a licence to practise.

Other documents

You must also bring the booking confirmation that includes your GMC reference number.

If the name on your identification document is different from that on the booking confirmation from the GMC or British Council offering you a place in the examination, you must bring with you original evidence that you are the person named in that letter. We will accept:

Your marriage certificate
A declaration from the awarding body which granted your primary medical qualification, stating that both names relate to you.

Stationery
You should bring HB pencils, an eraser and a pencil sharpener.

You will not need a calculator or any other equipment for the examination.


Other items

You may also bring drinks, snacks and medications, and an ordinary watch. Because of the risk of examination questions being photographed by a SmartWatch, you must keep wristwatches in your pocket or on your desk. You will not be allowed to keep large bags with you at the examination desk.

What will I not be allowed to keep with me?
You will not be allowed to keep large bags, telephones or other electronic devices. Arrangements for small bags and coats will vary according to which examination centre is used. You should do as the invigilators instruct you.

There are no waiting areas for family and friends.

Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code for Part 1, but please bear in mind that if you take the examination in the UK it may be much colder than you are used to.

What conduct is expected during the examination?
As soon as the Chief Invigilator begins reading the candidate instructions, you are under examination conditions. This means you must not talk or leave your seat without the permission of an invigilator.

You must not use or refer to any other materials or try to communicate with other candidates during the examination. You must not take the examination paper or any part of it out of the hall and you must not write down details of questions to take out of the examination hall.

As soon as the examination has ended, you must put down your pencil.

If you do any of these things we will report your conduct to the Professional and Linguistic Assessments (PLA) Board. If the Board determines that you have given or received help your examination attempt may be declared invalid and your actions considered as a question of good character when you apply to us for registration with a licence to practise.

In common with other examination bodies, we use software designed to detect cheating.

Please refer to the Examination Regulations for further information.

What if I have a disability?
You should read the reasonable adjustments we may be able to make for you.

What subjects will I be asked about?
See our section on how to prepare for the PLAB part 1 exam.

How is the exam marked?
We set the pass mark for each examination using the Angoff method, in which a panel of trained and experienced clinicians decides what percentage of minimally competent doctors at the appropriate stage of training would answer each question correctly. The Angoff method of standard setting is internationally recognised and it ensures that examinations are of a consistent standard over time.

After each examination a team of experts reviews the question paper in light of how candidates have performed, to make sure all the questions and answers are fair.

We do not adjust the pass mark to determine the pass rate. Candidates are at all stages of their career and there is no expected pass rate or average score.

The answer sheets are scanned by a technical marking bureau using an optical mark reader. The number of correct answers you have marked on your sheet will be your final score.

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Re: المعادلة البريطانية PLAB

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At the PLAB Part 2 examination

Part 2 is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). It takes the form of 14 clinical scenarios or 'stations' as well as a rest station and one or two pilot stations.

A pilot station is one where we are checking whether the station can be used in future examinations. We will not count the mark for this station towards your result. It is important, however, that all candidates complete the station because without the information gained from this we cannot evaluate the station properly. For this reason we do not reveal which are the pilot stations.

Each station lasts five minutes. Three sets of candidates take the examination in a day. The stations do not change so it is important that we keep candidates who have just taken the exam away from those yet to do so.

The examination is held only at our purpose-built Clinical Assessment Centre in Manchester.

Contents
1. What should I expect on the exam day?
2. What should I bring with me?
3. In the exam
4. What subjects will I be asked about?
5. What if I have a disability?
6. Is there a dress code?
7. What conduct is expected during the examination?
8. How is the exam marked?
What should I expect on the exam day?

We have made a short briefing video that shows you what you can expect on the day. View the candidate briefing video.

You must be sure you are not prevented from attending the examination by events you could have foreseen, such as transport problems. If you have to cancel a place you have already booked, you will have to pay a cancellation fee.

If you need accommodation, one source of information is the British Tourist Authority website.

The examination will last about one hour and 40 minutes, although you will be in the Clinical Assessment Centre for considerably longer than this. If you are taking the examination in the afternoon, it will not finish before 15.45.

When we have confirmed your place, we will tell you what time to arrive at the Assessment Centre. This will normally be at 08:00, 09:00 or 10:00, depending on which circuit you are placed. If your examination is in the afternoon, we will provide a sandwich lunch for you, including vegetarian options.

Please allow plenty of time to travel to the Assessment Centre, bearing in mind that rush hour traffic is likely to be heavy. If you are late you might not be able to take the examination.

Smoking is illegal in enclosed public spaces and workplaces in the UK. There is no opportunity for you to do so once you are in the Assessment Centre.

When you arrive, we will check the documents we have asked you to bring. Once all your documents have been checked, your photograph will be taken and stored on our database. We store your photograph so we can prove that you are the person we saw in case of identity theft. A photocard will be produced which shows the number of the station at which you will begin the examination. You must wear the photocard at all times.

When you enter the assessment centre, you will be asked to store all your belongings in a locker before moving to the candidate rooms. Once you have entered the Assessment Centre, you will not be allowed to leave until your examination has finished.

Before the examination you will be briefed on its format and will be shown the candidate briefing video.

If there is a fire alarm, follow the directions of GMC staff to the nearest fire exit. If you are in the exam, you should remain with your examiner at all times.

Staff will direct you to an assembly point and will conduct a roll call to make sure that all examiners, role players and candidates are gathered together.

You must not speak to other candidates during an emergency evacuation. We will direct you back to the Assessment Centre once the all-clear is given and will give instructions about the resumption of the exam.

You can bring books to the Assessment Centre if you have a place in the second or third circuits, but you must put them in your locker when we tell you to do so shortly before the examination starts.

What should I bring with me?

Identification
We will check your identity at the examination. The following are the only forms of identification we will accept. Whichever you choose, it must be original, current and bear your photograph.

Your passport
Your UK Immigration and Nationality Department identification document
Your Home Office travel document
Your UK driving licence
Your EU identity card
If the name on your identification document is different from that on the confirmation from the GMC offering you a place in the examination, you must provide original evidence that you are the person named in that letter. We will accept:

Your marriage certificate
A declaration from the awarding body which granted your primary medical qualification, stating that both names relate to you
If you do not bring one of the documents listed above, or if the document does not bear your photograph, you will be allowed to take the exam.
You must bring the correct form of identification document or evidence of change of name to our London office or Manchester office as soon as possible, but at the latest when you apply for registration with a licence to practise.


Other documents

You should also bring:

Your primary medical qualification certificate - If, when booking the PLAB test, you entered details of a primary medical qualification that we accept but you do not hold, you will not be allowed to take this exam
Your IELTS test report form
Your certificate of good standing
Evidence of your internship
Your booking confirmation (which includes your GMC reference number)
You do not need to bring any other equipment.

In the exam
In stations which involve demonstrating a practical skill, or in which you are required to carry out a painful or invasive practical procedure, you will find a manikin or other piece of equipment.

In stations that require you to take a history or talk to a patient, and in some stations requiring you to perform an examination, an actor, who has been provided with a detailed script beforehand, plays the patient. You should treat the simulated patient as you would a real patient in the real world. The examiner will observe you and will not intervene, except in very limited circumstances.

You have one minute before entering the station to read the instructions. You must clean your hands thoroughly using the alcohol gel outside the station at this point. Hygiene is an extremely important issue in NHS hospitals.

You may be asked to examine a patient, take a history and give a diagnosis, or to carry out a practical procedure. The instructions also give basic information about the patient, such as name, age and major symptoms.

Each station lasts five minutes, and there will be one minute for you to get to your next stations and read the instructions posted on the wall outside. The stations will be numbered clearly and staff will be there to help you move from station to station.

There are 16 stations in which you must perform a task and one rest station. Only 14 of the stations will count towards your final mark. Two are pilot stations where we are ensuring that the stations are fit for use in future examinations. We will not tell you which are the pilot stations.

The Chief Invigilator (the senior examiner on the day) will observe the exam remotely through a camera system. Each station has two cameras installed to allow observation, reducing the need for observers to enter and sit in stations. The cameras do not record the exam and therefore cannot be used to review the exam afterwards.

If you see examiners or role players after the examination, please do not ask them about your performance.

What subjects will I be asked about?
See our section on how to prepare for the PLAB 2 test.

What if I have a disability?
See the reasonable adjustments we may be able to make for you.


Is there a dress code?

We advise that you dress for the examination as you would to work in a UK hospital ward. This would normally mean bare below the elbow with no watches, bracelets or rings. Male candidates would be expected to wear a collared shirt with short or rolled sleeves and no tie. Candidates should not wear jeans, shorts or sandals.

It is important that patients feel able to build relationships of trust and communicate freely with their doctors.
Some patients, for example, may find that a face veil worn by their doctor presents an obstacle to effective communication and the development of trust.
You must be prepared to respond to a patient's individual needs and take steps to anticipate and overcome any perceived barrier to communication.


What conduct is expected during the examination?

You will be provided with all the materials you need during the examination. You must not:
use or refer to any other materials or try to communicate with other candidates during the examination
take any books, pens, papers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment on your person on to the exam circuit
take any examination materials out of the Assessment Centre
write down or copy by any means the details of stations to take out and
obtain information about stations from any source including other candidates.

If you do any of these things we will report your conduct to the Professional and Linguistic Assessments (PLA) Board.
If the Board determines that you have given or received help your examination attempt may be declared invalid and your actions considered as a question of good character when you apply to us for registration with a licence to practise.

Please see the examination regulations for further information.


How is the exam marked?

Each station has a number of objectives, such as past history, technique, and diagnosis. You will not see what the objectives are, but they will be on the examiner's marksheet.

The examiner awards a grade between A and E for each objective. The examiner also gives a judgement of each candidate's overall performance as Pass, Borderline or Fail.

Each objective is weighted, with the total weightings for each station adding up to 100%. The examiner is not aware of the weightings for the station. An overall score is calculated for each station.

The examiner enters your scores on a sheet that is read by an optical mark reader.

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