PLAB 2 Objective
Structured Clinical Examination
Objective Structured Clinical Examination
were first created and implemented in the UK in early 1980s. The
British are the pioneers of today's clinical skills assessment
The British General Medical Council
Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test PLAB 2
exam is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination for
British and international medical graduates who wish to practice
medicine in the UK under limited registration. It takes the form of 14
clinical scenarios or ‘stations' as well as a rest station and a pilot
station. A pilot station is one where we are checking whether the
station can be used in future examinations. Your mark for this station
will not count towards your result.
PLAB 2 exam stations last only 5
minutes each, thus it will assess your skills in only one of the common
Objective Structured Clinical Examination formats, such us physical
examination, history taking, or counseling. You need to be well prepared
and focused to pass
PLAB 2 exam due to the five minutes short patient encounter
duration. However, don't rush and remember that your personality,
behaviour, and communication skills are also tested. A well prepared
organized action plan is needed for the PLAB 2 OSCE Exam.
The PLAB 2 Exams are
designed to test your ability to practice safely as a senior house
officer (SHO) in a first appointment in a UK hospital. It is set at the
end of Foundation Year One.
In PLAB 2 Objective Structured
Clinical Exam, practical skills using manikins are not uncommon
stations. Some of such PLAB 2 exam stations are wound suturing,
breast exam, vaginal speculum and bimanual
examination, Cervical smear procedure, testes examination,
arterial blood gas and venous cannula puncture, CPR for adults and
children, eye exam with ophthalmoscope, male and female urethra
For more and up to date
information about PLAB 2 Exam, please visit the GMC website.
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stations, tips, resources and how to prepare for
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