Course Details

This course can be taken live at the centre or live online.Online course will be similar to skype.

Duration- 12 days ( 12 continuous days including weekends) Timings - 9am

Break times- Coffee breaks for 15 minutes around 11am and 4pm.
Lunch break for 1 hour at about 1.00pm.
During the course there will be 12 days of lecture covering all the topics required for the PLAB 2 exam. During this time you may not be able to practice on the mannequins or take any mock tests.
We will provide you the course materials.
Most of the topics including all the difficult topics will be taught by Most Experienced teachers. We do have other good teachers to teach the remaining topics.

Advise on how to do the course.


We advise everyone to attend the course at least 5 to 6 weeks prior to the exam.
First attend the 12 days course.
Then you practice on all the taught topics among yourself as a group in the centre for about 2 to 3 weeks. You can practice on the mannequins too. There will be supervised practice sessions too for a nominal fee where you will be supervised by the teachers.
Take the mock tests few days prior to the exam which prepares you well for the real exam.

Exam overview

PLAB 2 exam will take a new shape from Septemebr 2017



In PLAB 2 exam you will be tested on your clinical and communication skills.
There will be 18 OSCE stations where you will rotate in a circuit through 18 rooms, and there will be 2 rest staions ( So totally 20 stations). Each station will be of 10 minutes duration.
You will be given two minutes to read the question and 8 minutes to perform your task.
You will be assessed on four skill areas in the OSCE. These are generally as follows:
Clinical examination
Practical skills
Communication skills
Communication skills
Emergencies
Safe prescribing.
Ethical and legal issues.
Health promotion
Breaking bad news.
Data Interpretaion ( Blood results, ECG, X Ray interpretation)
Our new course is designed to meet all these new exam syllabus.
You do not need to take anything into the exam hall including watch or any medical equipments. You will be provided with everything whatever you need inside the cubicle.
Syllabus

All the topics are designed to meet the new exam syllabus


1)Introduction and Approach to History and Counselling Stations (Communication skills including Breaking Bad News)
2)Mannequin teaching
3)Clinical examinations
4)Data Interpretation ( ECG, X Rays and Blood results)
5)Emergency medicine
6)Ethical and legal issues, Safe prescribing.
7)Medicine - History and counselling
8)Surgery - History and counselling
9)Obstetrics and Gynaecology - History and counselling
10)Paediatrics -History and counselling
11)Psychiatry - History and counselling
12)New and common stations
Above topics may not be taught in the same order.
Course dates

Course dates for live class and online classes


1 30th March 2017 till 10th April 2017
2 13th April 2017 till 24th April 2017
3 27th April 2017 till 8th May 2017
4 11th May 2017 till 22nd May 2017
5 25th May 2017 till 5th June 2017
6 8th June 2017 till 19th June 2017
8 22nd June 2017 till 3rd July 2017
Mannequin practice

You can practice on the mannequins from 9am to 7.30pm every day until your exam. We have all the mannequins for you to practice which are similar to the GMC exam mannequins. We use separate mannequins for practice, teaching and mock tests so that the mannequins are always available for you to practice. We have a very large hall for the mannequin practice so that you will not feel overcrowded.
We have plenty of mannequins in our centre for you to practice. Ours is the only centre where you will find 7 female pelvic examination mannequins which has different pathology.

SimMan : We also have SimMan ( talking mannequin ) which has special features eg : you can listen to different types of heart sounds and murmurs, lungs sounds, bowel sounds. You can check Blood pressure. It has peripheral pulses. You can practice on the SimMan too. Some courses do not have SimMan in their centre and you cannot practice on them. If you cannot practice on the SimMan it is very difficult to pass that station, which might result in not passing the whole exam.

Mock test details


We offer 2 mock tests which are included in the course fee. There will be 4 days of mock tests for each set of exam. You can chose 2 days out of them. Please check the mock test dates below. If you wish to take any extra mock tests you will have to pay 40 pounds. We advise you to take your mock tests near to your exam after you have attended the course and finished practicing the stations what we taught in the course.
Mock tests will be very similar to the GMC exam where you will learn exactly how the exam is designed and conducted, how to rotate through the different cubicles. You will also learn how to manage your timings in each station.
You will have to book places in the mock tests when you come for the course. You have to come for the mock tests in time. If you come late for the mock tests, you will lose that mock test and we will not be able to give a place for the missed mock tests. If you wish you can pay and take extra mock tests.
We keep all types of stations in the mock tests like History taking, Counselling, Examinations and Mannequins.
Be prepared to stay until 8pm on the day of your mock tests.
Mock tests will help you to reduce your exam stress and boost your confidence in facing the real exam.

Mock test dates

Mock test dates for 11th and 12th January 2017 exam

6th January 2017
7th January 2017
8th January 2017
9th January 2017
Mock Test dates for the 24th and 25th January 2017 exam
14th January 2017
15th January 2017
21st January 2017
22nd January 2017
Mock test dates for 1st and 2nd February 2017 exam.
21st January 2017
22nd January 2017
28th January 2017
29th January 2017
Mock test dates for 8th and 9th February 2017 exam
1st February 2017
4th February 2017
5th February 2017
6th February 2017
Mock test dates for 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2017 exam.
13th February 2017
16th February 2017
18th February 2017
19th February 2017
20th February 2017
Mock test dates for 1st and 2nd March 2017 exam.
23rd February 2017
25th February 2017
26th February 2017
27th February 2017
Course and mock test fee
PLAB 2 course Fee (This includes 12 days course, and 2 free mock tests and free mannequin practice) INR 55,000/-
Extra mock test (optional) INR 45,000/-
Extra mock test (optional) This fee can be divided among the number of students in the group. INR 10,000/-


You can repeat the course for free of charge until one year from the first day of the course date. If you you wish to repeat the course after one year you will have to pay the 50% of the course fee.
If the course fee increases then you will have to pay the price difference and the 50 % of the course fee if you come to repeat the course or to practice after one year from the first day of the first course.
We offer 150 pounds discount if you book in a group of 5 doctors ( not less or not more). To avail this offer all the candidates in the group should book the course ( email us the names of the 5 doctors) at least 3 days before the course start date and all the 5 doctors should be attending the same course date and also should pay the fee before or on the first day of the course.

Facilities


Dining room - we do have a dining room in the training centre with fridge and microwave.

Car Park - There are plenty of free car parking areas around the centre.

Restaurants and shops - Fast food restaurants like MacDonalds, Burger king and Subway are within walking distance. There are plenty of Asian and African shops, and restaurants within 5 minutes of walking distance.

Accommodation:
We have accommodation which is about 3 minutes walking distance from our centre. These are block of flats with kitchen and bathroom facilities in each flat. We have double rooms available. The rent will be 20 GBP for double room sharing with another doctor. These prices are for per day per person. Please email us for further details and to book a place in the accommodation.