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Selecting an Appropriate PLAB Part 2 Course

Author: plabrefresher, Posted on Friday, March 25 @ 03:31:22 IST by RxPG  

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PLAB Part 2


Courses can be divided based on

1. Location
A. in London
- Plabmaster, Eastham
- Plab tutor, Eastham
- Fahmidas, Eastham
- Plabez, Piccadilly

B. outside London
-Birmingham plab course
-plabwise Manchester
- NHS recruits Manchester
- Cardiff course

2. Duration
A. 2 days extensive courses
- NHS recruits £ 95 only
- Cardiff course £ 195
- Plabez: £145 Mock OSCE only: £25
- North central London college: £ 130

B. 4-7 day courses
- Fast track medics £ 250
- Plabmaster 100
- Plab tutor 7 days. Three evenings and four full days £ 210 if you pay upfront £
- Plabwise 5-Days Cost: £75 upfront + £175 (payable up to 3 years) = £250
£225 if you pay the full amount before the course begins.
- Fahmidas 5 days £ 150
-Birmingham 4 days over 2 weekends £ 190. Accommodation £ 15-20 per night.
- NHS recruits 7 days £250 inclusive of accommodation

C. 1 day mannequin only course
- Fast track medics: £ 130
- Fahmidas £ 60
- NHS recruits £ 50
- Plabez course: £60
- Plabwise: £ 45

D. 10 Saturday course
- Birmingham plab course £ 190

3. Based on expense
A. not expensive- fahmidas
B. exceptionally expensive- fast track medics.

4. Sponsorship
A. with additional sponsorship offer
- Plabmaster
-plab tutor
-Birmingham
-plabwise
-NHS recruits

B. no sponsorship
- Fast track medics
- Ncl college

5. with mock exam or without
- With mock- Cardiff, naqvi's, plabez
- Without mock

6. Based on number of students
Very large- plabmaster-150-200 students
Large- plab tutor- 60-70
Fahmidas- 40-50
NHS 40-50
Cardiff- 30-40
Plabwise 30-40
Small naqvi’s 15-20

7. Based on place of course
1. in the hospital
- NHS recruits
- Cardiff

2. Non hospital
- Plabmaster - church
-plab tutor-lecture hall
-Fahmidas - lecture hall

8. Based on experience
- Old horses- plabmaster, plab tutor, fahmidas, Cardiff
- Relatively new- NHS recruits, plab ez

Other names for courses
1. Plabmaster aka BHIDE 'S COURSE
2. Cardiff aka VISHWAS aka Mane’s course.
3. Fast track medics aka NAQVI'S course.
4. NHS recruits aka ZAKIR's course.
5. plabez aka

Now to summarise.
1. Cardiff course
-£ 195 to be paid on the first day of the course for 2 day weekend course. Full Mock test Government Funded Training Centre
Sponsorship letter, accommodation £20 /NIGHT With or without breakfast. Each day is 10 hours

2. Fast track medics
They provide no sponsorship letters, may advise about accommodation but provide nothing
- £130 (Mannequin only.)
- £250 for 6 days OSCE + mannequin with full mock test.

3. Nhs recruits
- 7 day course For 7 days you shall have daily tutorials and manikin training. The course is held in the evenings (1800 –2200) for the weekdays and involves a two-day full course on the weekend, however you will be given manikins to practice and videos for the full day even on weekdays. There will be a mock exam at the end. Accommodation is included in the charge and is held in Preston.
- 2 day £ 95

4. Birmingham plab course
- If you are an overseas doctor (not a refugee doctor in UK) the course fee is £190 for both the courses - either the detailed 10 Saturday course or the intensive weekend course
- If you apply through the sponsorship scheme, you have to pay £225 (Rs 17,000) for the course and we prepare you for the exam. If you fail the exam, you will be refunded £200 (Rs 15,000) {£25 (Rs 2,000) will be deducted for food and beverages for the course}.

5. Fahmidas
Full time course (5 days): PLAB part-2 £150
Only mannequin course: £60
Registration as a member: £70 it includes library facility and group study for one month (4PM - 8 PM) at certain place and mannequin session on the first and last weekends (10AM - 8PM).Maximum 15 people are allowed to join each group.

6. PLAB Tutor Eastham
7Days 210 provides sponsorship letters, visa help no accommodation, but helps getting one at 40-60/wk without food
: £100 first then you pay another £150 within 5 wks of starting your Job!!
2nd attempt is for free
Course is given at a lecture hall

7. North Central London College
- 2 Days In house, 6weeks online 130 P it provides no sponsorship, nor accommodation

8. Plabmaster
7 days - Total course fee is £ 270 Practice is done in an office, not a hospital up to 9 sessions each Max.3 hours. MOCK test (only 6 stations)
Has sponsorship scheme-£ 550 lodging, boarding and coaching for approximately 3 weeks. It would be taken care by YBES. Doctors will have to pay £100 upfront on their day one in UK, irrespective of where the candidate is accommodated. They would need to pay us £450 on passing (and getting a job).

Many complain that it is the most crowded course!


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