Further advice and support

We’re doing everything we can to run PLAB 1 and 2 regularly and safely, and to minimise the impact on candidates as far as we can. We’re working closely with organisations that support overseas doctors so that they have the latest information for you.

Applying for registration

We’re looking at a range of other options to help international medical graduates demonstrate their knowledge and skills. We’ve recently made some changes to the options available for international medical graduates who want to apply for registration with us:

Check your eligibility for both of these new application types on our route finder and follow the instructions on the webpages. 

Further support

We appreciate that you may have lots of questions, so if you need any other support, please email the PLAB team.

You can also call the British Medical Association’s (BMA) helpline on 0300 123 1233. Advisers can provide direct support and introduce you to other teams who can help, including immigration and wellbeing services. They have also created a COVID-19 hub with practical guidance for international doctors.