PLAB Course Section

Changes to the PLAB exam

In light of the new update and changes from the GMC, I would like to inform all prospective candidates that plab has changed!

The pattern for PLAB 1 exam has changed from september 2016. The new PLAB exam has become more rigorous and more reflective of real-life practice. It includes a selection of questions related to professionalism, medico-legal and ethics.

For everyone appearing for the PLAB exams, Wells-brooks is an excellent and the best preparation centre for you.

Wells-brooks & Samson strongly advise prospective candidates to choose their course centre wisely to help prepare you adequately for the exam. At Wells-brooks we have an excellent pass rate and this is the right place to clear the exam at first attempt.

Our pass rate is very high and we pride ourselves in helping our candidates clear PLAB 1 in first attempt.   All our questions are single best answer questions, similar to the recent GMC exam pattern.   The syllabus for each subject have all been covered according to the General Medical Council Blue print.

We have two types of PLAB Courses

PLAB 1 Long Course

This is a 20 day course which run from 9:30 till 7:00 pm. There is a 1 hour lunch break between 1 pm and 2 pm. From 9:30 am till 1:00 pm we go through the lectures and between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm we solve recent past paper questions.

There are 2 off days which are usually Fridays.

PLAB 1 Short Course

This is a 10 day course on a stretch without a break. During this period we solve previous past paper questions subject by subject. We cover 2 subjects a day and you are assured of covering all the topics. NO lectures are covered during the 10 day course but detailed explanations are provided by the tutors.

PLAB 1 Subjects

Emergency Medicine, X-RAY & ECGRheumatology
Respiratory MedicineInfectious Diseases
PaediatricsGeneral Surgery
Obstetrics and GynaecologyGenetics
CardiologyTrauma and Orthopeadics
Ear, Nose and ThroatOncology

The new PLAB 1 exam

The new PLAB 1 exam commenced in September 2016 and has more new questions. The new questions cover topics on children and elderly people, professionalism, ethics and safe prescribing. There are also new questions on medico-legal-ethical issues. In view of the above we have reviewed our course materials and added new topics and questions which cover the new additions to PLAB 1 exam.

Our PLAB 1 course will now include the following:

  • New subject: Safe prescribing
  • New subject: Medico-legal-ethical issues
  • New subject: Elderly medicine and Orthogeriatrics
  • New questions to all the subjects especially paediatrics.

Long Course Dates

  • 3rd February – 22nd February 2020
  • 12th February – 29th February 2020

Short Course Dates

  • 20th February – 29th February 2020

Course Fees

  • Long course with 8 mocks: £700
  • Short course with 8 mocks: £500
  • Four Mocks: £140
  • Eight Mocks: £280