UK Immigration Rules are very open to the brightest and the best wherever he may be located. A doctor being qualified overseas is not barred from practicing in the UK. This is a great opportunity for a doctor who wishes to show his talent on a global setting. UK Immigration Rules however ensure that you are properly assessed undertake your prospective jobs in the UK. To practice in the UK, you being an overseas qualified doctor, you need to register yourself with the General Medical Council (GMC). For this you need to pass the Professional and Linguistics Appraisals Board (PLAB) test. This test is of two parts. First part can be taken overseas or in the UK while second part is to taken in the UK. Before taking the test, you must have – A primary medical qualification accepted for limited registration by an institution listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and you have scored in the IELTS academic modules at least 7.5 overall and a minimum of 7.0 for all the four language skills.
You will be allowed 4 attempts in each of the two parts. You can however sit for more attempts after a gap of 12 months of the last fourth attempts. When you have successfully done your Part 1, you need to sit for the Part 2 in two years. For failing in fourth attempts or not completing in 2 years shall require you to sit for the Part 1 again.
Doctors who come to the UK to take the PLAB test may undertake periods of clinical attachment during their leave. There is no need to apply separately to undertake a clinical attachment, unless the period of the clinical attachment goes on beyond the expiry of the doctor’s leave in the UK to take the PLAB test. Just to keep in mind, this is not a typical employment where Home Office requires applicants to take permission. So you can undertake clinical attachment without going through bureaucratic hassle.
In Immigration 2 UK, we take PLAB test very seriously in order to help a promising doctor to show his talent on a global stage and contribute to his full potential. We shall guide you from the very beginning to the final outcome of your application. We shall make sure that your application is made without any error and there is no reason that an application shall be refused when we check everything extremely meticulously being compliant to the requirements set by the Immigration Rules. Prospective applicants can contact us by email or by phone and we shall be glad to guide them through the application.