Kristopher Greg C. Villanueva’s PLAB 1 Experience

(This post was originally published on 29th Dec 2016. It was added to my blog by taking permission from the writer. Thank you, Dr. Kristopher Greg C. Villanueva, for allowing me to add your post to this blog)


1st, i created a whatsapp group comprised of Dr’s who are also booked on the same date as i am. Ask for proof of booking of the exam so participants would be serious and active. Max of 10 i think is a good number. Also be sure that they are active. The group also made a facebook page for our group to post questions and notes so that everybody can read about it.

2nd, i made a schedule for us to follow so everyone would be on the same track. I made the schedule based on the prev plab examiners experience. So i gathered all the review material and shared it with my group.

3rd, we started with samson notes so that we can have some readings first. We did this for almost 3 weeks i think. You can actually do it at a faster rate but we had 3 mos to prepare so we were just warming up. Then we read 1700mcq by dr. Khalid for 2 weeks. After that we did some mocks samson mocks 1-10. Also we did this for 2 to 3 weeks i think. There are lots of mocks if you have time read samson then the rest. Then i followed up on ohcm for some reading and read 1700mcq’s again.

For materials: samson notes, 1700mcqs by dr khalid, sushi unity notes are also helpful but there are a lot so if you have the time it may help, samson ans swammy mocks, for almost all the exams are uploaded by diff people in the group, ohcm and guidelines from NICE for latest updates.

I will try to post the link of the materials and our schedule asap. Also the group was helpful as we discussed questions that were sometimes sketchy. Some of the mocks ans keys are wrong so pls be careful if doubtful ask your group.

Btw most of the links are from previous examiners who uploaded the review materials. To all of them thank you and Khalid Saifullah thanks also.

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