Course schedule

This is a 12 day course which will focus on all aspects of the exam. We take pride in staying up to date with current GMC guidance relating to the exam, NICE clinical guidelines and UK law pertaining to medical ethics.

This course is an essential part of your preparation for the PLAB 2 exam. Our advice is to enrol onto this course at least eight weeks prior to your exam. This will give you time to practice what you have learnt until it becomes second nature. Exam pressure can lead to unwarranted errors, the better prepared you are, the less likely this is to happen. 

During the course, you will have the opportunity to receive individualised feedback based on how you consult in small group exercises and the OSCE. You will find our tutors are friendly, engaging and informative. 

The course will include the use of mannequins to practice examinations and procedures. It will also include one mock exam, with the option to purchase a second mock exam. 

Our responsibility to you is from course date to exam date. This means you'll have access to the tutors via e-mail and various social media platforms in the run up to your exam.

We will also be available after the exam for advice and guidance.

 

Day 1 

Introduction

Communication skills including the construct of the perfect clinical consultation.

Understanding medical ethics, dealing with difficult scenarios and stations. 

Breaking bad news. 

How to formulate the perfect consultation to pass every station.

Practice stations with examiner feedback

 

Day 2

The Unwell patient and Emergency Medicine – How to pass every time

Data Interpretation 

OSCE station practice including practical skills

 

Day 3:

Surgery including Urology both acute and chronic cases

General Practice 

OSCE station practice including practical skills

 

Day 4

Cardiology

Respiratory Medicine 

OSCE station practice including practical skills

 

Day 5 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics

ENT and Opthalmology

OSCE station practice including practical skills

 

Day 6+7

Practical and procedural skills

Individualised tuition and trouble shooting

 

Day 8

Neurology

Psychiatry 

OSCE station practice including practical skills

   

Day 9

Endocrinology and Gastroenterology

Orthopaedics and Rheumatology

OSCE station practice including practical skills

 

Day 10

Ethical Scenarios and Difficult Stations Practice

Mock OSCE 

 

Day 11 + 12 

Mock OSCE

Results and individualized  feedback