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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Linguistic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test (PLAB) is the assessment procedure conducted by the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom that is required for overseas doctors outside the European Union before they can practice medicine in the UK.
The principle of linguistic relativity is Benjamin Whorf's theory of the way in which an individual's thoughts are influenced by the language(s) they have available to express them.
Although Whorf spoke of his theory as being that thoughts were "determined" by the language available to express them, it is doubtful that he intended this in the sense of determinism as the term is understood in philosophy or psychology.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Linguistic   (393 words)

  
 General Medical Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A registered medical professional may be referred to the GMC if there are doubts about his or her fitness to practice.
The GMC also administers the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test (PLAB), which has to be sat by non-European Union overseas doctors before they may practice medicine in the UK.
One of the recent changes is the shift of emphasis from simple registration to revalidation of doctors, more similar to the periodic process common in American states, in which the professional is expected to prove his or her professional development and skills.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_Medical_Council   (814 words)

  
 Center for International Medical Students
The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board, known as the PLAB test is used to check that overseas doctors have the basic medical competence and communication skills to work at Senior House Officer (SHO) level.
The BMA is not involved in the administration of the PLAB test.
This is an alternative qualification to the PLAB test, and can also be used in exceptional circumstances by those who have been unable to complete their medical studies as a result of "local disruption".
www.pfu.edu.ru /profed/cime/english/plab.htm   (566 words)

  
 Kemca UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The PLAB is organised by the GMC (General Medical Council) and tests core clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to assess doctors’ ability to work safely in a first appointment as senior house officer in a British hospital.
Test is based solely on reaching a certain standard and is not competitive.
Many believe that passing the PLAB test will automatically mean that they will be considered for posts in Britain and are disappointed to find that this is clearly not the case.
www.kemc.org.uk /plab.php   (538 words)

  
 United States Medical Licensure Examination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Medical Licensing Examination is a multi-part professional exam medical doctors are required to complete before being authorized to practice medicine in the United States of America.
It consists of three steps; all three must be passed before a physician is eligible to apply for a license to practice medicine.
Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test (similar exam used in United Kingdom)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USMLE   (518 words)

  
 Physician - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Doctors who graduated overseas have to pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test (PLAB) to be eligible for further postgraduate training and jobs in UK.
Attending physicians and Consultants: The physician or surgeon who has completed his or her residency and possibly fellowship training and is in the practice of their specialty is known as an Attending or Consultant.
The internat is two years and a half (general medicine) or four years (specialist) of initial professional experience under the responsibility of a senior; the interne can prescribe, replacements of liberal phsicians can be made, and usually the student works in an hospital.
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 LAMEL - Lancaster University, U.K.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
She constructed the Test of English for Adult Learners (TEAL), and the first versions of the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test of listening comprehension for overseas doctors.
Her research comes under the aegis of CRILE, and she is the organiser of the Language Testing Research Group.
She is on the editorial boards of Language Testing and TESOL Quarterly, and is secretary/treasurer of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA).
bowland-files.lancs.ac.uk /staff/caroline/caroline.htm   (309 words)

  
 The overseas doctors training scheme -- Gupta and Lingam 318 (7176): 2 -- BMJ
These doctors who passed the test and doctors from EEA countries, who are able to come to Britain and get posts without the PLAB test, are now competing for posts with the ODTS doctors.
Fourteen tests were held in the United Kingdom in 1997, and the part 1 examination for the PLAB test is now held in many other countries.
Three years ago, deans agreed that doctors who passed the PLAB test and those on the scheme who are already in Britain should be treated the same way on the job market (that is, selection by interview on open competition).
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/318/7176/S2-7176   (1703 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 14 Nov 2001 (pt 21)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Scottish Executive's Health and Community Care Committee regarding financial assistance to haemophilia sufferers infected with hepatitis C as a result of receiving contaminated blood transfusions.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of how many (a) refugees and (b) those with special immigration status with medical qualifications have been prevented from working in the national health service by their inability to speak English to an adequate level in the last five years.
The majority of doctors who took their primary medical qualification outside the EEA also need to pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test of medical and linguistic competence before registration is granted.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo011114/text/11114w21.htm   (1289 words)

  
 Indian doctors in UK face joblessness
More than 6,000 doctors who passed the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test face months of hardship and many may never obtain jobs and return home peniless, UK daily The Independent reported.
A survey by the General Medical Council shows that less than half of those who passed the PLAB test in summer 2004 found work within six months, and a quarter were still unemployed a year later.
He passed the PLAB test a year ago and has made between 150 and 200 applications for clinical attachments -- unpaid work experience.
www.rediff.com /money/2006/jan/02jobs.htm   (574 words)

  
 PLAB Test - Exams - British Council Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The PLAB test is relevant for international medical graduates.
You must take the academic module of the IELTS test a maximum of two years before the date you take Part 1 of the PLAB test obtaining at least Speaking: 7.0, Listening: 6.0, Academic Reading: 6.0, Academic Writing: 6.0 and Overall: 7.0.
Candidates who cancel the test for valid medical reasons are entitled to a full refund and are not charged a cancellation fee.
www.britishcouncil.org /ro/russia-exams-other-plab-test.htm   (398 words)

  
 Professional qualifications - Take a UK exam - Learning - British Council - Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
If you are a professional looking to develop your career prospects, we can help you sit internationally recognised exams to enhance your professional development.
We are an approved PLAB Test Part 1 Centre of the General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom.
The GMC PLAB test is designed to assess knowledge, skills and ability to ensure that medical doctors have the appropriate knowledge and skills to work safely in a UK hospital and have the ability to communicate in English.
www.britishcouncil.org /bulgaria-exams-professional.htm   (401 words)

  
 Career Assessment Test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Guide to the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test and taking up a medical career in the UK.
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 Khaleej Times Online - Indian doctors in Britain battle poverty, frustration
The situation for these qualified medical professionals is so grim that the respected British Medical Journal, in its latest issue, published a list of ailments they suffer from including obsessive compulsive disorders, skin manifestations diseases and hallucinations.
Parts of the PLAB test are held in centres in India while one part is held in London.
After passing the test, the growing army of such doctors remain in Britain to apply for jobs despite facing unemployment, poverty and discrimination.
www.khaleejtimes.com /DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/subcontinent/2006/February/subcontinent_February364.xml§ion=subcontinent&col=   (714 words)

  
 Indian doctors face unemployment in the UK - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
More than 6,000 doctors who passed the professional and linguistic assessment board (PLAB) test face months of hardship and many may never obtain jobs and return home penniless, UK daily The Independent reported.
A survey by the General Medical Council (GMC) shows that less than half of those who passed the PLAB test in the summer of 2004 found work within six months, and a quarter were still unemployed a year later.
He passed the PLAB test a year ago and has made between 150 and 200 applications for clinical attachments (unpaid work experience).
sify.com /news/fullstory.php?id=14111971   (522 words)

  
 OJHAS: 2004-4-4 Jasti MP, Kakkilaya SN, Psychiatric Training in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Overseas doctors outside the European economic area need to take Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test to be eligible for registration with the GMC unless they fulfill the criteria for exemption.
During the training period, trainees will be expected to have gained experience in the assessment of psychiatric emergencies, day to day management of patients, assessment and management of risk, prescription of medication, administration of electro-convulsive therapy, psychotherapy training, and use of the mental health act to name a few.
An annual assessment of specialist registrars is central to the award of CCT.
www.ojhas.org /issue12/2004-4-4.htm   (2241 words)

  
 ethnicity online :: information and resources : translation and interpretation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The main qualification, requiring linguistic skills in the source language at least equivalent to degree level, is the Diploma in Translation (DipTrans IOL) issued by the Institute of Linguists.
Affiliation to one of the professional organisations – the Institute of Linguists (IOL) or the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) – is usual for professional translators.
Although you are the person responsible for ensuring the explanation of professional matters (as you would be with any patient who speaks British English), the interpreter will need to have at least a basic understanding of what you are talking about in order to do their job properly.
www.ethnicityonline.net /translation_interpretation.htm   (2532 words)

  
 General Medical Council Press Office - News - Recent Press Releases
For the past 2 years the GMC has been surveying overseas doctors one year after they passed the PLAB test to gather information about their experiences of gaining employment.
Note to editors — the main route to registration for doctors outside the UK and Europe is through taking the Professional Linguistic Assessment Board test.
This is a two stage test held by the GMC aimed at testing doctor’s skills, knowledge and competency.
www.gmcpressoffice.org.uk /apps/news/latest/detail.php?key=194   (359 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 15 Jun 2004 (pt 29)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the success rates of orthopaedic procedures undertaken by overseas surgeons on short-term contracts.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors from overseas took the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test in order to register to practise in the UK in the last 12 months.
The General Medical Council is responsible for administering the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test for overseas doctors, and collates figures annually.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200304/cmhansrd/vo040615/text/40615w29.htm   (996 words)

  
 UK Placements
When the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) takes on its full range of competent authority functions, experience as well as training and qualifications will be taken into account for specialist registration.
EEA nationals and their spouses with recognised qualifications do not need to take a language test in order to be registered by the GMC.
Professional Healthcare Recruitment services are free of charge to nurses.
www.professional-healthcare.co.uk /uk_placements.html   (1387 words)

  
 PMCTGULF.com:. IELTS International English Language Testing System Study in UK Study in ENgland Study in Australia ...
It is the preferred test of English for students intending to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and covers the four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Academic Module is recognized widely as a language requirement for entry to all courses in further and higher education and assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.
General Training Module is suitable for candidates who are going to English-speaking countries to complete their secondary education, undertake training programs or for immigration purposes.
www.pmctgulf.com   (284 words)

  
 Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Britain/Ireland
A growing army of unemployed doctors, most from the subcontinent, are living on the breadline in east London and other cities while depriving their own countries of their desperately needed skills.
Their numbers have soared from 1,000 who passed the professional and linguistic assessment board (Plab) test - a requirement for all overseas doctors - in 1998 to 6,666 who passed in 2005 (up to November 24).
He passed the Plab test a year ago and has made between 150 and 200 applications for clinical attachments - unpaid work experience.
www.gulf-times.com /site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=67253&version=1&template_id=38&parent_id=20   (1457 words)

  
 Migration News
Some 200 foreign doctors who have applied for asylum in the UK are not being allowed to practice medicine in the UK because they lack British medical licenses.
Foreign doctors must first gain limited registration with the General Medical Council, through sponsorship, membership of a royal college, passing the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or "requalifying" through the United Examining Board.
In July 1999, Ireland gave 2,000 asylum-seekers, who have been in the country for more than 12 months and are still awaiting a decision of their asylum applications, the right to work.
migration.ucdavis.edu /MN/more.php?id=1880_0_4_0   (553 words)

  
 PLAB (Professional and linguistic assessment board)
Overseas doctors who are seeking limited registration must first pass, or be exempted from the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test conducted by the GMC.
To be eligible to take the PLAB test, a doctor must hold an acceptable primary medical qualification and normally have satisfactorily completed (overseas) an acceptable internship of 12 months duration, or other experience regarded by the GMC as equivalent.
The GMC also require doctors to pass an English test known as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in order to be eligible to sit for the PLAB test.
www.telmedpak.com /doctorss.asp?a=Studies_Abroad&b=PLAB   (1917 words)

  
 British government restricts recruitment of non-EU doctors
Already, many who have successfully passed previous restrictive requirements, such as the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test, remain unemployed and live in desperate conditions.
The British Medical Association said it was “very concerned about the immediacy of the application of the new rules and the effect it will have on international medical graduates who have been led towards unrealistic expectations of training opportunities in the UK.
The Indian media has criticized the British government for earning money from the PLAB test and the British International Doctors Association has accused it of charging doctors £500 for renewal of their visas.
www.wsws.org /articles/2006/apr2006/nhs-a18.shtml   (897 words)

  
 The Hindu : International / India & World : 3,000 jobless Indian doctors in Britain
At the last count, done in November, there were over 6,000 overseas doctors who have come to Britain in the past five years in response to calls by the National Health Service (NHS) for foreign medical staff.
They had hoped to find jobs after passing the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board Test (PLAB) — a mandatory requirement for all immigrant doctors — but most of them are still unemployed months after passing the test.
According to a general Medical Council survey, a large number of those who passed the test in 2004 are yet to find jobs.
www.hindu.com /2006/01/03/stories/2006010304571000.htm   (497 words)

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