PLAB route to GMC Registration


PLAB route to GMC Registration

(soon to be UKMLA)

The professional and Linguistics Board test is the most common path to the medical register, with no specific experience restrictions with a wide range of applicants (House Officer to Consultant). 


  • Passed PLAB 1 and PLAB 2.

  • Have completed an internship or Pre-Registration year.

  • Post PLAB 2 checks and entry into the medical register.

  • Meet the necessary English language requirements (Examinations - IELTS / OET)

Exemptions from countries where English is considered the first language and medicine was taught in English. This largely includes the commonwealth countries.
Note: This was listed from the GMC website, always consult GMC for an up-to date list of requirements. 

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  • Ascension
  • Australia
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory (BAT)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)
  • Canada
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana (formerly British Guiana)
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • New Zealand
  • Pitcairn
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia on Cyprus (CBA's)
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena
  • Tristan da Cunha
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • US Virgin Islands

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Grenadines
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands