How will you be tested?

The domains you will be marked against

During the exam you will be marked against three areas or ‘domains' for each scenario. 

Details of areas covered by the three domains of the PLAB 2 exam
Domain What this domain covers 
Data gathering, technical and assessment skills History taking, physical examination, practical procedures, investigations leading to a diagnosis
Clinical management skills Formulating a diagnosis, explaining something to the patient, formulating a management plan
Interpersonal skills How you approach the station: whether you establish a rapport with the patient, how you use open and closed questioning, involving the patient and demonstrating your professionalism and understanding of ethical principles

When marking against the domains the examiner will assess your competency across a number of skill areas.