PLAB and the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) requirements

PLAB is now compliant with the MLA requirements, though it will still be called PLAB for a while longer.

To be compliant with these requirements, the questions and stations used in PLAB are based on the MLA content map. The MLA content map sets out the core knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for UK practice.

Candidates who took PLAB before it became compliant with these requirements will notice very little difference if they take the test again now. This is because the changes are to the quality assurance and construction of the test, and they affect exam administrators rather than individual candidates. 

Candidates should refer to our PLAB guides for all practical information on the PLAB test.

Our MLA webpage provides more information on PLAB and the MLA requirements.