Hi. I have seen people struggling to pass PLAB Part 2 Exam. I passed my PLAB Part 2 having not read a book or been to any course. All I had was a house officer year and 3 months A&E SHO experience. I got here 2 days before my exam and just did it. In the waiting area I saw plabees SINGING books and procedures sounding so mechanical after the exam, in retrospect (as I advised a friend... who also didn’t look at a book or attend those famous east London courses) and he also passed. So here are the tips:
2. Be cool and look confident.
3. Speak clearly and articulate your words well
4. Common courtesy is innate. You won’t learn that in books. Be natural. And it looks natural and that will work
5. Counseling a patient, explaining a procedure or doing a procedure. Don’t sound mechanical. That will just show examiner you are regurgitating stuff. Be natural, be yourself. There is NOT only one way of doing things. DO it in an ACCEPTABLE manner.
6. If you sound artificial, they assume you are not competent. You just are regurgitating stuff. So don’t do that.
7. An example: Examine this patient’s knee. Just do it as you would. Don’t sing the song you get taught at the PLAB courses. Just do it like you would at your own hospital.
Hope that helps
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