Courses

 

 

Course organiser

Dr. K Ramaswamy      FRCS


Address (Venue)


390 - 398 Balfour House,
High Road, Ilford, Essex.
United Kingdom.
IG1 1TL.
( Ilford is in East London )

Telephone Number
  - 020 8478 6100
( From overseas)
- 0044 2084786100

Email - plabtrainer@gmail.com




Latest News


PLAB 1 Course(3 weeks including weekends) :

1st Long course -
2nd January 2015 till 22nd January 2015.

2nd Long course -
21st January 2015 till 10th February 2015.

3rd  Long   Course 
11th February 2015 till 3rd March 2015.



Next PLAB 2 Course

10th December 2014 till 21st December 2014
3rd Janaury 2015 till 14th January 2015
15th January 2015 till 26th January 2015
28th January 2014 till 8th February 2015
11th February 2015 till 22nd February 201


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  We are the leading and the most popular course for the PLAB 2. More than 85% of the doctors taking the PLAB 2 exam attend our course. We are at the " Top " is because we are the "Number one" coaching centre for the PLAB. We have the most up to date information about the exam.

 

SimMan (Talking mannequin)- This ia a new station in the PLAB 2 exam. We are the only course who has this mannequin in the training centre which is available even to practice. Some courses do not even have this mannequin. Many candidates had to attend our course after failing from other courses because they did not have this mannequin to practice. It may be worth asking them whether they have this mannequin before you book the course with them.

Beware - Some courses claim that they have 100% passing rate. But we get lot of doctors coming to attend our course after failing, attending these courses who claim that they have 100% passing rate.  Some courses also claim that they are leading course. If they are the leading course why do we get more than 85% doctors attending our course !!! These courses do not get even 4 to 5 candidates attending their course. Most of these doctors have been trapped by such course organisers in some forums. You can't even get other doctors to practice with as very few doctors attend these courses. Lot of doctors have left their course in the middle and came to join our course as they found it not good.

We advise you to find out from your friends which is the best and the most popular course before you book a place in the course      


PLAB 2 Course  Details

 

We have two types of courses for the PLAB 2

1)  Regular course  -12 days regular course 

2)  Weekend only course  -  ( 4 weekends ie - 8 days) 

Timings –

         9am till 7pm


 Topics Taught

 1

 Introduction and orientation of the PLAB 2 exam. (by Mr Swamy)

 2

Mannequins

 3

Emergency Medicine

 4

Clinical Examination in Medicine

 5

Clinical Examination in Orthopaedics and Surgery

 6

History and Counselling in Medicine

 7

 History and Counselling in Surgery and Orthopaedics

 8

 History and Counselling in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 9

History and Counselling in Paediatrics

 10

History and Counselling in Psychiatry

 11

 Advanced Trauma and Life support,

 12

 Odd stations - Drug Prescription, Telephone conversation and   other miscellaneous topics like PEFR, Medical negligence.

Handling difficult and angry patients

Please note that the classes may not be held in the same order as mentioned above.


PLAB 2 Mock test details
We conduct two types of mock tests :

  1)   Full mock tests :   

Just like the GMC exam where we keep 14 stations of history taking, Clinical examination, Counselling and manikins, telephone conversation and Drug prescription. (Please note we keep only one manikin in the full mock test as everyone takes the  manikin mock test) 

  2)  Manikin mock test

All the manikins will be kept in the manikin mock test and only the manikins will be kept.

   Mock tests are held at different timings for different batches.

   Full mock tests  :   3 batches  - 1) 9.00am,  2) 10.45am,   3)12.30pm   

   Manikin Mock test :  2.15pm  

You can book only on available days and batches.

We strongly suggest everyone to take at least 4 mock tests  (3 full mock tests and 1 manikin mock test) to enhance their chance of passing the exam in the first attempt./p>

We advise you to take the mock tests near to your GMC exam date. Take your first mock test about 10 to 14 days before your GMC exam date and then keep at least one or two days gap between each mock test and also keep at least two days gap between your last mock test and your GMC exam.

You can choose your own dates from the list above.

You can take only one mock test per day as all the batches on a particular day will have the same questions.

   Mock test Feedback :

Mock test takes about one and a half hour to two hours.

There will be "Feedback" of the mock test in the evening after all the batches finishes the mock test.

There will be two types of feedback:

1)    General feedback

 All the candidates who took the mock test on that particular day (usually about 25 to 30 doctors take the mock test per day) will assemble in the evening and the mock test examiners will discuss all the mistakes done by all the candidates.

Usually the general feedback takes about 3 hours, (usually from 4.30pm till 7.30pm).

In the general feedback you will learn all the mistakes done by other candidates too.

2)     Individual feedback :

We do not give any places in the mock tests unless you have attended our coaching classes, as we get too many candidates doing our coaching class and we are not able to give places for our own candidates.

Once you pay and book the mock tests, there are no cancellations and we do not refund the money. You can postpone the mock test (provided there are places available on the day when you want to do the mock test) if you give us 3 days notice.

After the general feedback you can meet your mock test examiner who will give your personal feedback if you need.

 

Important message about the mock tests:-

Please note there is no refund once you have paid for the course or mock tests.

If you come late for the mock tests and miss the mock test - we will not be able to accommodate you in the next batches or any other day and there is no refund of the fee for that mock test.

You can change the mock test dates but cannot cancel the mock tests.(No refund)

Mock test dates can be changed only on giving two days advance notice.


Ideal time to take the class and the mock test


Classes should be done ideally about 6 to 7 weeks before the GMC exam date so that you will have at least 4 to 5 weeks to practice after the course, as there are nearly 300 stations to practice.

Mock test are not included within these 12 days regular course or in the weekend only course.  Mock tests need to be taken on separate days. Mock tests should ideally be taken about two weeks near to the GMC exam.


PLAB 2 -    Course Dates
12 Days regular course dates
 1.         10th          December       2014       till       21st      December       2014
 2.         3rd          January       2015       till       14th      January       2015
 3         15th          January       2015       till       26th      January       2015
 5         28th          January       2015       till      8th      February       2015
 6         11th          February       2015       till      22nd      February       2015
                                       Course dates after this will be put up in the next few weeks
Weekend only course ( for those who cannot attend 12 days course)
   1 3rd 4th 10th 11th 17th 18th 24th 25th January 2015
   2. 31st Jan 1st 7th 8th 14th 15th 21st 22nd February 2015

This is a 4 weekend course(8 days). This course is suitable for those who cannot attend the regular 12 days course. ( Please attend the regular 12 days course if possible as the passing rate is higher with those who attend the regular course).

We teach nearly 90% of the topics in this course.

Rest of the topics can be read from our hand outs.

All the important stations like Examinations ( including ATLS and Emergencies) and Mannequins will be covered.

Weekend only course fee will be £500.00 excluding the mock tests. Mock test fee will be £10.00 each. Full apckage is £550.00 which icludes course and 5 mock tests)

Any one interested in doing weekend only course, please send us an email at plabtrainer@gmail.com with your telephone number.

Next curse dates after this will be decided after the exam dates are announced.

 


 Mock test and Special class dates
Mock test dates for those doctors taking the GMC exam on 7th and 8th January 2015
27th
28th
30th
Dec 2014
and
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
January
2015

Special class by Dr Swamy will be held on 19th ( 9am to 8.30pm ) and 20th ( 10 am to 2pm) December 2014.


Mock test dates for those doctors taking the GMC exam on 27th and 28th January 2015.
16th
18th
19th
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
January
2015

Special class by Dr Swamy will be held on 17th January 2015. Timing - 9am till 8.30pm.


Mock test dates for those doctors taking the GMC exam on 3rd and 4th February 2015
23rd
25th
26th
28th
29th
30th
31st
January
1st
February
2015

Special class by Dr Swamy will be held on 24th January 2015. Timing -9am till 8.30pm


Mock test dates for those doctors taking the GMC exam on 18th and 19th February 2015
6th
8th
10th
12th
13th
14th
15th
16th
February
2015
Special class by Dr Swamy will be held on 7th February 2015. Timings - 9am to 8.30pm

Next mock test dates will be decided later
 


    You can book the mock tests when you arrive at our centre to do the course.
    Please book the mock tests as soon as you start the course as it gets fully booked very soon.

Mock test dates for the later exams will be decided later.
 

PLAB 2 Course and Mock test fee

Full package
(includes - 12 days of teaching classes, teaching materials and 5 mock tests)

 

  £ 550.00

Only 12 days of teaching coaching class with teaching materials. (without mock tests)

 

  £ 500.00

Each mock test

(Each extra mock test after 5 mock tests will be £25.00).

  £ 10.00

Special offers - Free

You can repeat the class as many times as you wish and whenever you wish, free of charge, once you have paid the full fee for two years from the first day of your course. If the course fee has been increased, you just need to pay the difference in the fee until two years. After two years you need to pay the full fee.

Free manikin practice :

We do not charge for practicing on the manikins ( except in the supervised mannequin practice room where we charge £5.00 per session)

Free :  Internet facility.

Dining room and Prayer room facilities available.

Free space :  for practicing  Clinical examinations and History and Counselling stations.  We have examination couches to practice clinical examinations.

Coffee and soft drinks at discounted price.

( We have coffee and vending machine at the training centre itself).

Observe the mock tests for free : You can learn a lot from others by observing the mock tests.

Please note there is no refund once you have paid for the course or mock tests.

If you come late for the mock tests and miss the mock test - we will not be able to accommodate you in the next batches or any other day and there is no refund of the fee for that mock test.

You can change the mock test dates but cannot cancel the mock tests.(No refund)

Mock test dates can be changed only on giving two days advance notice.

We will not give any places in the mock tests unless you have taken our full teaching course.


Booking the course and the mock test

  You can book the  course over the telephone - Office tel number  - 02084786100 ( or you can call the mobile number - 07438009925  if the other line is busy) by giving your name, your telephone number and the course date.

 You need not pay for the course to book a place in the course. You will have to pay to book places in the mock tests. You can book the places in the mock tests when you are attending the course.  

 You can pay either by cash or cheque even on the first day of the course.

   If you wish to pay before attending the course :

Please send us a cheque payable to "PLABTRAINER LIMITED"  to the appropriate amount with a covering letter with your details ( Full name, tel number, address) and the course and mock tests dates to our address ( Plabtrainer, 390 - 398  Balfour house, High Road, Ilford, Essex. IG1 1TL) or pay by cash at our office on or before the course starting date.

   Please bring a passport size photograph when you arrive to our centre to do the course.


Contact us - Telephone - 0044 208 478 6100 (if you are callng from overseas) and - 020 8478 6100 (if you are calling from within UK)


Beware of those courses who claim to have 100% passing rate. Candidates have attended our course after failing from those courses. Some of our old students have opened courses claiming that they have been very good teachers in our institution. Some of them even show the video when they were teaching in our instittuion. This video has been taken in our training centre. They do not have many candidates attending their courses. They may have just 2 to 3 candidates attending their courses. You may not find any study partners if you attend these courses. It may be worth asking them whether it is a new course and think whether you really wish to attend those courses or not.

Warning : Our course materials are our copyright. Any one else using this materials in any form will be breaching the copyright regulations. It is a criminal offence. We do not hesitate to take action on them. If any other course organisers are using our course materials to teach in their courses you can let us know. You can give us a proof by providing us the video or voice recording. We do not hesitate to take action on the teachers who use our materials in other courses.

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