UK – To get a postgraduate post in the UK, you must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). For this you have to pass the PLAB test, prior to which you have to take the International English Language Testing System (TELTS) exam and obtain minimum overall score of 7.0 and minimum scores of 6.0 in each sections. PLAB is taken in 2 parts.
Part 1 consists of 3 written papers, (i) MCQ exam to test your knowledge base, (ii) Clinical problem solving exam to test theoretical diagnosis and management skills and (iii) Photographic material exam. to test your ability to recognise/describe common medical conditions.
Part 2 consists of a 12 station objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) to test your Clinical and Communication skills.
Part 1 can be taken at centres in UK and overseas like India at New Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai and Mumbai. Part 2 can only be taken in the UK.
The first step in planning a career in UK is to get an information enquiry sheet from the GMC or British Council Office nearest to you.
For further information hit www.gmc-uk.org
GRE: The graduate records examinations (GRE) test are taken by individuals applying to graduate schools. This program offers a general test and a subject specific test. While the general tests are computer based subject test are Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Trivendrum. These exams are required for M.Sc programs in the USA in Biological Sciences like Anatomy, Bactemolgy, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. The GRE form can be downloaded from the GRE website at: www.gre.org