I spoke to students and doctors who wish to work in the UK about PLAB and training in the UK. The event was organized by the Biochemistry Department of Baqai Medical University, Karachi.

The event was open to medical students and doctors from all institutes. Registration and entry were for free.


Contents of the Session

I discussed the following during the session:

  1. Objectives of the session
  2. FCPS pathway to the UK.
  3. Training structure in Pakistan.
  4. The importance of completing internship (House Job) in the home country.
  5. Whether working abroad is a good idea.
  6. Training structure in the UK.
  7. Training opportunities in the UK.
  8. Pathways for working in the UK.
  9. PLAB.
  10. MRCP.
  11. The UKMLA.
  12. Comparison of PLAB with USMLE, MRCP and the UKMLA.
  13. If it is better to go for MRCP instead of PLAB.
  14. Roadmap for PLAB.
  15. Visa homework.
  16. Which IELTS should be taken.
  17. How to study for IELTS.
  18. Study material for IELTS.
  19. What PLAB 1 is like.
  20. How to study for PLAB 1.
  21. Study material for PLAB 1.
  22. Why PLAB 1 is so easy.
  23. My PLAB 1 experience.
  24. Visa for PLAB 2.
  25. Mistakes which should be avoided for visa applications.
  26. What PLAB 2 is like.
  27. How to study for PLAB 2.
  28. Academies for PLAB 2.
  29. My PLAB 2 experience.
  30. Why PLAB 2 is so easy.
  31. How to get registered with the GMC.
  32. Finding jobs in the UK.
  33. Why it is so easy to find jobs in the UK.
  34. My experience of job hunting in the UK.
  35. Comparison of the NHS with the NES.
  36. Total expenditure on PLAB.
  37. Total expenditure on moving to the UK.
  38. Pay scales in the UK.
  39. Working hours in the UK.
  40. Taxation in the UK.
  41. Why the UK being a welfare state matters.
  42. Summary.


Organized By

The Department of Biochemistry at Baqai Medical University.



PGMI Hall, Block A, Baqai Medical University.



18 July 2017.



11:00 AM to 01:00 PM.


Credit Hours

02 credit hours.



Registration forms could be download online via this link or filled on the spot as well.



The event was open to students and doctors of all institutes.


Official Website

You can visit the official website of the event here.


Facebook Event Page

You can also visit the Facebook event page here.

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