How I passed the PLAB 2 exams on the first attempt!

Benefits of the Course

  • 100% Pass Rate

    100% of students we surveyed who have completed the course and then taken the PLAB 2 exam have passed on their first attempt.

  • £500+ cheaper than a face-to-face course

    At £99 a month this course is over £500 cheaper than a face-to-face academy.

  • Five Star Reviews

    The course has received five-star reviews and is rated as "excellent" and "value for money" by its students.

  • Regular Support

    Receive support from the course instructors as well as the TrewLink community.

Course curriculum

    1. Live Q&A Session for PLAB 2 course subscribers 'Master your history taking skills'

    2. Mock and Q&A Session for PLAB 2 course subscribers 'Master your history taking skills' - Recording

    3. Live Q&A Session for PLAB 2 course subscribers 'Ace your consultation flow' - Recording

    1. Introduction and Welcome

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. Face 2 Face consultation - Free Preview

      FREE PREVIEW
    3. Surgery Part 1 (Free Preview)

      FREE PREVIEW
    4. Video lecture: Introduction to the PLAB 2 exam

    5. Video lecture: History taking skills and ethical considerations

    6. Video lecture: Clinical Examination Essentials

    7. Video lecture: Ethics and law for PLAB 2 - Part 1

    8. Video lecture: Ethics and law for PLAB 2 - Part 2

    9. Face-2-Face consultation - a detailed explanation of history taking skills (part 1)

    10. Face-2-Face consultation - a detailed explanation of history taking skills (part 2)

    1. Video lecture: Emergency Medicine - Part 1

    2. Video lecture: Emergency Medicine - Part 2

    3. Video lecture: Emergency Medicine - Part 3

    4. Video lecture: Emergency Medicine - Part 4

    5. Video lecture: Emergency Medicine - Part 5

    6. Telephone consultation: Unwell child

    7. Telephone consultation: Unwell child (CASE REVIEW)

    1. Video presentation: SPIKES protocol for breaking bad news

    2. Video lecture: Data Interpretation - Anaemia

    3. Face-2-Face consultation: Breaking bad news - A neurological case

    4. Face-2-Face consultation: Breaking bad news - A neurological case (REVIEW)

    1. Video lecture: Cardiology Part 1

    2. Video lecture: Cardiology Part 2

    3. Video presentation: CURB-65 Score for Pneumonia Severity

    4. Video Lecture: Respiratory Medicine 1

    5. Video lecture: Respiratory Medicine 2 - COPD

    6. Face-2-Face consultation: Chest pain

    7. Face-2-Face consultation: Chest pain (REVIEW)

    1. Video lecture: Obstetrics

    2. Video lecture: Gynaecology

    3. Face-2-Face consultation: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

About this course

  • £99.00 / month
  • 81 lessons
  • 31.5 hours of video content

Would you like to try our Face-to-Face courses?

Subscribers to our online only course receive a £100 discount to our PLAB 2 '3-days and 3-months' combo course.

  • £299.00

    £299.00PLAB 2 Face-to-Face & Online Course Bundle

    This unique hybrid PLAB 2 course gives you the best of both worlds: 3 months of UNLIMITED access to our entire online PLAB 2 preparation courses with regular webinars. 3 days of intensive face-to-face preparation designed and taught by fully qualified UK-based practicing Doctors.
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How this course helps you to pass PLAB 2 on the first attempt

Join students who have used this course to pass the PLAB 2 exams on their first attempt. Save £500 or more compared to a regular 14-day face-to-face PLAB 2 course. You can use this course to self-study and pass the PLAB 2 exams without joining an expensive academy.

  • Pre-recorded Videos - More than 70 hours of content. A case is attached to each topic.

  • Regular Webinars & Discussion Sessions - Interactive support is provided with 'drop-in surgeries' which are to be held fortnightly.

  • Written by Practicing UK Doctors - Developed by expereinced UK practitioners and ex-OSCE examiners.

  • Organised Content - Each topic is organised in an easy to navigate library of content which you can access at your convenience

PLAB 2 Mock Scenario Feedback Video (Press Play)

Watch Dr. Butt and Dr. Ahmed give supportive feedback to a student as part of a history taking mock scenario with a cohort from the TrewLink Academy Online PLAB 2 course, run in partnership with WH Medical.

Why this course will help you pass the PLAB 2 exam without needing to attend a face-to-face academy

This course is written and presented by current UK doctors with extensive experience in teaching and training both medical students and junior doctors. The course has been designed to ensure that you develop the essential skills and confidence to deal with any clinical station in the examination.


Our online course can be studied topic by topic at your own leisure. This gives you the power to focus on areas you have highlighted as needing the most work. This course covers not only the clinical content of medical guidelines required to pass your examination but also how to develop your communication skills to ensure that you get maximum marks.  


A summary of the topics covered:

    Full briefing on the PLAB 2 examination & what happens on the day of the exam

    Communication Skills

    U.K Medical ethics in the U.K and their application in the exam

    Challenging consultations: The angry patient/upset patient, and confidentiality

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Paediatrics

    Neurology and neurosurgery

    Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine

    Endocrinology

    Gastroenterology

    General Surgery

    Ear Nose and Throat Medicine

    Emergency Medicine & Management of Unwell Patient

    Psychiatry

    Urology and renal medicine

    Genitourinary Medicine

    Ophthalmology

    Orthopaedics

    Rheumatology

    How to deal with Clinical uncertainty

    Case Studies with ethical and legal considerations

    Practical and procedural skills

    Data interpretation stations


The course uses the PLAB 2 blueprint as a basis for the syllabus. You will be able to watch a presentation on each topic that will refresh your theoretical knowledge. You will then be able to watch a consultation on the topic acted out by our PLAB 2 trainers along with a breakdown and feedback after the consultation. 


You will also be provided with example scenarios written by our tutors to help you practice the skills you have learned, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. 


Reviews from Students

5 star rating

A Must Invaluable Video course for all IMGs who are preparing for PLAB -2 Online.

Muhammad Kamal Anwar

I am honored to be a part of this Academy, as an IMG from Pakistan. I want to thank all of the Trewlink team from my depth core of my prayers esp. both Drs. and to the entire team who put their dedicated efforts to made this possible with HIS Alm...

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I am honored to be a part of this Academy, as an IMG from Pakistan. I want to thank all of the Trewlink team from my depth core of my prayers esp. both Drs. and to the entire team who put their dedicated efforts to made this possible with HIS Almighty. This PLAB 2 Online course is a must precisely and clearly understandable audio visually memorable Video, they explained with in a simplest way to go thru each station step by step, in this pandemic situation in which most IMGs are struggling to land UK for PLAB - 2 dates and courses to appear in PLAB - 2 UK, just like me. PLAB-2 Trewlink Online Video course is a worthwhile extremely helpful for all IMGs who want to pursue their career academically and clinically while during under graduation MBBS or who are preparing for PLAB -2. A must invaluable course for everyone. God bless all of u. Thank you very much indeed for your dedication efforts put in for our career. Regards Dr. Muhammad Kamal Anwar (Pakistan)

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5 star rating

One-of-a-kind course for PLAB 2!

Sharanya Ramakrishnan

Hello Doctors, I am beyond glad that I enrolled for this course. It was everything that I was looking for! Best part is that, it is very organized and user-friendly. The tutors, Dr. Butt and Dr. Ahmed were very thorough with the topics. ...

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Hello Doctors, I am beyond glad that I enrolled for this course. It was everything that I was looking for! Best part is that, it is very organized and user-friendly. The tutors, Dr. Butt and Dr. Ahmed were very thorough with the topics. The face to face and telephone consultations that they have done, gave me a very clear picture of how the exam is going to be. They also help webinars for the students, and were very gentle and kind to us. All the topics are covered in this course. There isn't a lot of unwanted or extra information here. It is very crisp and to the point, which makes it all the more better! The approaches to different stations are explained in a tabular form, which makes it easier to understand. As Dr. Butt and Dr. Ahmed are ex-OSCE examiners and actually practicing GPs, it makes the consultation videos even more interesting. We are getting first hand information from such experienced doctors! Even though this course and this platform is relatively new, they have rolled out some really good features such as Discussion boxes on each section and also a community interaction page! The team is quick to respond to any doubts or queries we have. TrewLink PLAB 2 course team was very supportive and responsive. Initially, I had some issues with the volume setting, but in the later videos, that was taken care of. Overall, I would say that this course has everything you need, to give your best in your PLAB 2 exam! I highly recommend this course to my fellow doctors in this journey. I have my exam in late June, 2022 and honestly, this course has given me the confidence I was lacking so far. I also wish to cross paths with Dr. Butt and Dr. Ahmed hopefully in the future! Thank you.

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Plab 2 Trewlink

Terrance Theresion Adrian

The course is well organized with clear explanations.

The course is well organized with clear explanations.

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Bonus material for subscribers

Included in the subscription is exclusive access to our monthly 'Live Support' sessions for PLAB 2 subscribers. These 'Drop-in Surgeries' are interactive and the recordings from previous sessions can be accessed for free as part of your subscription. These sessions provide you with the opportunity to meet our course instructors and ask them any questions you may have on the PLAB 2 exam. On the right is a selection of previous sessions held.

  • Master your History Taking Skills

    Free for subscribers

    The main goal of this session is to help you master your history-taking skills and answer any questions you may have on this topic.

  • Challenging Consultations: Breaking Bad News

    Free for subscribers

    The main goal of this session is to help you master your approach to challenging consultations and answer any questions you may have on this topic.

  • Ace your Consultation Flow

    Free for subscribers

    The main goal of this session is to help you master your approach to consultations and answer any questions you may have on this topic.

What Is PLAB 2

If you graduated from a medical school outside of the UK, European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland, you will probably need to take the PLAB test.

 
Note: Do not make a PLAB booking if you have an EEA or Swiss primary medical qualification unless the GMC has advised you to. If the GMC has not advised you, you should use their registration guide to see how to apply with European or Swiss qualifications.


PLAB 2 is a practical objective structured clinical exam, known as an OSCE. It consists of 16 scenarios, each lasting 8 minutes, and aims to reflect real-life settings including a mock consultation or an acute ward. There will be at least 2 rest stations, allowing you to take breaks. The whole PLAB 2 exam will take around 3 hours. The exam can be taken only in Manchester, UK. Read a very comprehensive guide to the PLAB 2 exam on the GMC website here. If you would like to know how the PLAB 2 test has changed during COVID-19, please follow this link.


COVID-19 pandemic has changed the number of PLAB places released throughout the year with some places being cancelled or significantly postponed. The GMC takes all necessary steps to increase the number of places where possible. So if you planning on taking the PLAB exams, it is worth checking for regular updates from the GMC here.


Some key points to keep in mind about the PLAB exams:


  • PLAB 2: Objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) 16 stations reflecting real-life settings (cost £879)
  • Pass for PLAB cannot be older than 2 years, but the GMC will consider older than 2 years on a case-by-case basis
  • PLAB tests knowledge and skills but the experience will also be reviewed so you should look at internship criteria first
  • Check the official GMC website to have an idea of how the PLAB exams have changed because of the pandemic. This will help you to plan your UK journey wisely.

FAQ

  • Who are TrewLink?

    TrewLink is the first peer-to-peer support platform helping International Medical Graduates(IMGs) transition into a career in a new country. Starting with the UK and the NHS, our mission is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to do their best work and live their best lives, wherever they choose for that to be. To learn more visit: www.trewlink.com. Find all of our links in one place: https://linktr.ee/trewlink_img

  • What is the TrewLink Academy?

    The TrewLink Academy is our new initiative aiming to support international medical graduates (IMGs) aiming to work in the UK. Visit: https://trewlink.academy/ and tell us what you’re interested in. We’ll show you content for the topic you select. Contact us at academy@trewlink.com

  • Who are WH Medical Courses?

    We are a PLAB 2 Course provider who has been in the PLAB space for many years. Our instructors are practising UK doctors with previous experience as OSCE examiners for the GMC, as well as broad teaching backgrounds. We have collective experience across Rheumatology, Emergency medicine, Paediatrics, Cardiology, General Surgery, Diabetes, Elderly medicine, Stroke medicine, ITU and anaesthetics.

  • Why have TrewLink Academy and WH Medical Courses partnered to develop a PLAB 2 course?

    Both TrewLink and WH Medical believe that medical education can be done better. It can be made more affordable, convenient, and delivered in an individualized manner for you the candidate. You can watch our videos, again and again, allowing you to focus on which aspects of the course you need the most support.

  • How will I be assessed by a PLAB 2 examiner?

    Your examiner will be asking the following question of you: Is this candidate safe and competent to practice as a day 1 Foundation Year 2 Doctor? You will be assed across 3 main domains: 1.) Data gathering 2.) Clinical Management 3.) Interpersonal Skills. For more information, please watch the course introduction video.

  • Where are the PLAB 2 exams held?

    The exams are held at the GMC offices in Manchester, 3 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AH, within purpose-built OSCE rooms. There are 16 stations including 2 rest stations. The cost is £879.

  • How will this course help me pass the PLAB 2 exams on the first attempt?

    The lectures provide all the core knowledge necessary to confidently attempt each PLAB station. Gain expertise in communication, data interpretation, and teaching scenarios. Develop the confidence needed to clear any doubts you may have for the data interpretation stations. Know the questions to ask and how to ask them for the communications stations.

Instructor(s)

Dr. Haroon Butt

Instructor

Dr. Haroon Butt MBChB, MRCGP qualified from The University of Bristol and is a highly experienced GP who has worked extensively across the UK in a range of settings including emergency care.

Dr. Waheed Ahmed

Instructor

Dr. Waheed Ahmed BSc, MBChB, MRCGP is a graduate from The University of Manchester and The University of London.Dr. Ahmed is a previous GMC examiner for PLAB 2 and is passionate about teaching. He is an experienced principal GP in one of the largest practices in Birmingham, UK.

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