JIPMER Alumni Association UK

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PLAB Orientation Workshop

Next Event- PLAB Orientation Workshop
In collaboration with JIPMER Students Association

30th December 2022, Puducherry, India

We, the members of JIPMER Alumni Association United Kingdom (JAAUK), are planning to conduct a “PLAB orientation day” on December 30, 2022, at a suitable venue in JIPMER, Puducherry. We hope to introduce undergraduate students to a medical career in the UK post MBBS, with emphasis on various pathways to obtain license for practice, examinations required for the same and experiences of those who have gone through the system.  

The event will be organized by JIPMER alumni at various stages of their careers in the UK, ranging from fresh graduates who have just completed PLAB exams  to consultants working in the UK for almost 20 years. Hence, we aim to give a holistic, well rounded idea of feasibility and practicality of entering the system and pursuing a career in the UK. 

Our tentative plan for the day is as follows : 

Morning lectures :

  1. Introduction to pathways in the UK: Janet Gray (Head of General Medical Council, Northern England

  2. PLAB

     pathway - IELTS/OET + PLAB 1 and PLAB 2 overview: TBC

  3. Portfolio building while in med school: Dr. Prabha Sivaraman (Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist)

  4. After PLAB and job hunt: Dr Ananth & Dr Azhar Syed Thanveer

  5. Life as a Trainee/Registrar: TBC

  6. Life as a Consultant in the UK: Dr Suman Biswas (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon)

  7. Life as a new doctor/non-trainee/SHO:  TBC

  8. Q & A session



PLAB 2 orientation workshop : 

We aim to familiarize students with the scenarios that come in PLAB 2 in the form of role plays and would be conducting mocks at the end of the workshop with video replay for self assessment.

Interview skills session

Registration fees for the event (Tentative) : ₹1000 for morning classes + ₹3000 for afternoon mock session.


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