UK with one of the leading medical industries in the world is a popular dream medical career destination as well. Every year so many aspiring young students walk in to the mbbsuniversities.com office telling us about their dream of being a doctor in UK. Yet the mammoth size deceitful information available in the internet makes it tough for such students to make a step forward for. Greedy education agents quote unreasonable sum of money and yet, do not succeed their wish.
Thus to help such ambitious students make a medical career in the UK, in this blog post by mbbsuniversities.com lets look at how to become a doctor in the UK. We will be describing about the process of medical postgraduation in UK after MBBS from any part of the world.
In short, lets learn about medical postgraduation in UK after MBBS abroad (from any part of the world).
Students aspiring for medical postgraduation from the UK must start preparing from the MBBS days only. It starts from IELTS followed by 2 parts of the PLAB exam, MBBS degree and GMC Registration.
In the chart below, lets look at how students can clear IELTS, two parts of PLAB exam and do the GMC registration.
mbbsuniversities.com also conducts MU Exclusive PLAB Training Program by qualified tutors that help the students prepare for the PLAB exam without disturbing their MBBS course. Students can join the MU Exclusive PLAB Preparation Training Program from fifth year of their MBBS course.
Some highlights of the MU Exclusive PLAB Training Program are as follows:
Though PLAB is the most popular medical licensing exam for the UK medical postgraduation process, there is another option -
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP), UK
MRCP, UK is a medical postgraduate diploma in the UK composed of three parts – 2 written exams and 1 clinical exam (PACES). MRCP is conducted by the the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The history of the MRCP exam, UK dates back to the 1800s.
|MRCP 1 (written exams)||Multiple choice questions in the best of five format|
Carousel with 5 stations determining a student’s ability to examine the respiratory system and abdomen
History taking ability
Conduct cardiovascular system and neurological examination
Communication skills and medical ethics
Integrated clinical assessments of 8-minutes
MRCP is soon expected to launch in the USA.
After clearing PLAB or MRCP, students therefore can enter UK for the medical postgraduation course. The entry and following pathway of the medical career of the student in UK depends on the medical specialization they choose. While students specializing in Family Medicine become a consultant in 3-years, other specialization disciplines take up to 8-9 years for becoming a consultant doctor in the UK.
Look at the following chart by mbbsuniversities.com portraying the different roadmap that international medical graduates can take up for a medical postgraduation course in the UK.
Before summing up, here is summarizing the pre-requisites for students planning for a medical postgraduation and medical licensing from the UK-
In the UK medical postgraduation roadmap for international medical graduates, mbbsuniversities.com guides student from mid-stage of the MBBS course, help them for best score in the IELTS exam, apply and clear PLAB, get GMC registration, get job placement in UK (both NHS and NSE) and thereafter become a certified doctor in the UK.