There are several categories which the General Medical Council will accept other than a pass in the PLAB test.
The following categories of doctors may be exempt from taking the PLAB Test.
♦ Senior Doctors Route
♦ Full Membership of a Royal College
♦ Sponsorship through an Overseas Doctors Training Scheme
♦ Sponsorship through the British Council
♦ Sponsorship through a United Kingdom university - for doctors undertaking research or academic work for which they require clinical access
♦ A small number candidates of Postgraduate Institutions
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