GMC will develop single exam for all medical graduates wishing to practise in UK

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5896
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The General Medical Council has said that it will develop a single examination for all medical graduates wishing to practise in the United Kingdom.

If introduced, the national licensing examination will apply to all UK medical graduates and will also replace the current entrance examination for international medical graduates, the Professional & Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB) test. It will be the first time that UK and overseas graduates will be submitted to the same national exam to achieve GMC registration.

Earlier this year two research papers concluded that the pass mark for the PLAB test needed to be raised, to ensure …

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