Take part in our written and practical assessment pilots

We’re looking for volunteers to test the practical and written assessments that help us check whether a doctor is fit to practise. We’re doing this to make sure the tests are reliable, at the right level, and fair to the doctor being assessed.

This is an opportunity to get valuable exam practice and gain extracurricular experience for applications and appraisals. 

You’ll also receive £350 for taking part. 

To be eligible, you must be FY2 to consultant level and have worked in the specialty being piloted for at least four months in the last year.

A doctor taking part in a PLAB test

What’s involved?

As a volunteer, you’ll spend the day completing an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) and a two hour written knowledge test. 

We’ll reimburse reasonable travel expenses and provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day. For more details about the day, read our FAQs for volunteers

How to sign up

Find out which pilot events we’re currently recruiting for and register through our booking page.

If you’re a consultant or GP you might also be eligible to assess practical exams. Tell us about your relevant OSCE experience when you register and we’ll confirm whether you’re eligible to take part.