PLAB Overview

PLAB Overview

The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test is the main route by which International Medical Graduates (IMGs) demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice medicine in the UK.

The PLAB test is made up of two individual components, each of which tests different competencies that are outlined in the PLAB blueprint:

  1. PLAB Part 1
  2. PLAB Part 2

The PLAB Part 1 is a written examination comprising single best answer questions and the PLAB Part 2 is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The PLAB test is conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom.