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How I passed my MRCGP SCA exam first time – Dr Elissa Abi-Raad

If you are a GP trainee preparing for your MRCGP SCA exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Elissa Abi Raad – a GPST3 who recently passed her SCA exam – share her own experience of how she prepared and passed first time. – Register for […]

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Psychiatry Training in the UK: What it is and How to Apply

If you are interested in Psychiatry training in the UK, this blog covers the MSRA exam and all you need to know about applying. We are lucky to have Dr Sunandan Banerjee – a psychiatry trainee doctor – cover all key steps to get into psychiatry training.

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My Academy journey and how I passed PLAB 2 – Dr Prathamesh Pai

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 2 exam and are planning to join an academy – then this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Prathameh Pai – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed his PLAB 2 exam – share his […]

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How I passed PLAB 2 with an Online Academy – Dr Anjana Vijayan

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 2 exam and are considering an online or livestream academy – then this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Anjana Vijayan – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed her PLAB 2 exam – share […]

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10 High Power Tips To Pass Your MRCGP SCA Exam

The SCA (Simulated Consultation Assessment) exam is one of the 3 components of MRCGP (the other two being AKT and WBPA). Being a relatively new exam, can understandably create a level of uncertainty and fear. The impact of nerves can often lead to doctors failing to demonstrate their obvious talent, and using more of a […]

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5 Powerful Ways to Maximise Your MRCGP SCA Practice

The SCA (Simulated Consultation Assessment) exam is one of the 3 components of MRCGP (the other two being AKT and WBPA). If you are reading this blog, you have likely a) started preparing for SCA and b) started practicing in study groups. This exercise can be efficient, beneficial and lead to exponential growth in confidence…OR…it […]

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MSRA & Core Surgical Training In The UK | A Guide

If you are interested in Surgical (CST) training in the UK, this blog covers MSRA and all you need to know. We are lucky to have Dr Shawn Gaurav Jha – a core surgical trainee doctor – cover all key steps to get into CST.

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How I Passed PLAB 1 first time: Dr Leticia Spangler

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 1 exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Leticia Spangler – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed her PLAB 1 exam at first sitting – share her experience of how she prepared and […]

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Suggested PDPs for GP Training Rotations

If you’re about to start a new rotation as a GP trainee and are planning your PDP then this blog is for you! I’m often asked what would make a good PDP (personal development plan) for various GP training rotations so we’ve come up with 10 things to achieve by the end of 23 different […]

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Radiology Training in the UK: What it is and How to Apply

All applications are managed through the ORIEL website and information regarding the number of posts and application process is released once the application window is open. Usually, there is only one recruitment round every year – with training jobs starting in August/November.

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The Ultimate PLAB 2 Preparation Guide

Understand what the PLAB 2 exam is and how you can prepare for it effectively. There is no denying that PLAB 2 is a challenging exam – and to pass you’ll need to rely on more than just your clinical knowledge. But if you practise often and prepare adequately, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t […]

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What Is The UKMLA Exam & How Do I Prepare For It?

Find out everything you need to know about the new exams here. The UK Medical licensing assessment (UKMLA) is a new exam being introduced for all UK medical school graduates and International Medical Graduates. 

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If you’ve Failed PLAB 2 recently, this blog will help

PLAB 2 failure is never easy to deal with, especially with it being such a career-defining exam. If you are someone who has recently failed to break through the PLAB 2 barrier, please remember that you are not the only one. Many doctors who are currently in the NHS have been in the same situation […]

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How I Cleared my PLAB 2 exam in the first attempt – Dr Anu Jacob

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 2 exam, this this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Anu Jacob – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed her PLAB 2 exam – share her own experience of how she prepared and passed […]

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Passing the MSRA exam – How I got my first choice training rotation

If you are a doctor preparing for your MSRA exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Anjani Durga – a doctor who recently passed her MSRA assessment and got accepted into her first choice training programme – share her experience of how she prepared and passed… […]

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How I successfully applied for an Interdeanery Transfer

If you’re a trainee (whether GP trainee or speciality trainee) and are considering an inter-deanery transfer (IDT) then this blog is for you! We’re lucky to have Dr Vanessa Robba explain the steps that she took to successfully apply for her own interdeanery transfer.

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How I passed MSRA and Got Multiple Offers

If you are a doctor preparing for your MSRA exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Ibrahim Marwa – a doctor who recently passed his MSRA assessment and got accepted into Higher Training – share his experience of how he prepared and passed… – Register for […]

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How I passed 15 of 16 PLAB 2 stations with no academy – Dr Sarita

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 2 exam, this this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Sarita – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed her PLAB 2 exam – passing 15 out of 16 stations and scoring 136 – share […]

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How I Passed PLAB 1 first time: Dr Parin Patel

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 1 exam, this this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Parin Patel – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed his PLAB 1 exam at first sitting – share his experience of how he prepared […]

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How I Passed PLAB 2 with 13/16 stations: Dr Royal Wilson

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 2 exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Royal Wilson – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed his PLAB 2 exam – passing 13 stations and scoring 117 – share his experience of […]

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What is the GMC PLAB Exam?

If you are considering applying for the PLAB exams in order to work in the UK then this blog is for you. We cover PLAB exam eligibility, PLAB timelines and common questions that we are asked by IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctors.

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How I Passed MRCGP AKT at the Second Attempt: Dr Ify Okoronkwo

If you are a GP trainee preparing for your MRCGP AKT exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Ify Okoronkwo – a GP trainee who recently passed her AKT at the second attempt – share her experience of how she prepared and eventually passed after failing […]

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How I Passed PLAB 2 on my Second Attempt: Dr Omar Ewis

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 2 exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Omar Ewis – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed his PLAB 2 at the second attempt – share his experience of how he prepared and […]

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How I passed AKT despite struggling to focus: Dr Khine

If you are a GP trainee preparing for your MRCGP AKT exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Khine – a GP trainee who recently passed her AKT despite feeling stress, anxiety and lack of focus – share her experience of how she prepared and eventually […]

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How I Passed the PLAB 1 Exam: Dr Zaid Rahman

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 1 exam, this this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Zaid Rahman – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed his PLAB 1 exam – share his experience of how he prepared and passed…

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How I Passed my MSRA Exam and got into GP Training: Dr Malvika Jayakanthan

If you are a doctor preparing for your MSRA exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Malvika Jayakanthan – a doctor who recently passed her MSRA assessment and got accepted into GP Training – share her experience of how she prepared and passed… – Register for […]

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How I Passed my PLAB 2 Exam: Dr Sunandan Banerjee

If you are a doctor preparing for your GMC PLAB 2 exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Sunandan Banerjee – an IMG (International Medical Graduate) doctor who recently passed his PLAB 2 – share his experience of how he prepared and passed… – Register for […]

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How I scored over 90% in my AKT Exam: Dr Irbaz Khan

If you are a GP trainee preparing for your MRCGP AKT exam, this blog is a must to help you pass. We are lucky to have Dr Irbaz Khan – a GP trainee who recently passed his AKT, scoring over 90% – share his experience of how he prepared and how he scored such a […]

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The PLAB 1 Exam: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Hello! If you are planning to sit the PLAB 1 exam then this blog is for you. I cover what it is, what to expect and how to prepare – my aim is to help as many of you as I can through this potentially tricky exam.

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How I passed AKT with Dyslexia: Dr Canh Van On

If you are a GP trainee who has dyslexia (or in fact any junior doctor or medical student with dyslexia who is currently preparing for exams), this blog is a must read. We are lucky to have Dr Canh Van On – a GP who passed her MRCGP AKT exam at the 5th attempt – […]

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What to do after PLAB 1?

Congratulations if you have passed your PLAB 1 exam! First of all I hope you take time to celebrate! Passing PLAB 1 is no small achievement – one that you have no doubt sacrificed time, effort and energy in passing. So what should you be doing next – once the focus shifts back on your […]

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How to make the most out of your Clinical Attachment

Clinical attachments are a great way for IMG doctors to familiarise themselves with how the NHS works. It is therefore vital you plan your attachments to ensure you can use this opportunity to boost your chances of success when applying for jobs. The key things I will be covering in this blog are

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Is GP Partnership for me? 10 questions to ask yourself

Until a decade ago, becoming a partner was the usual career path for a GP. This is no longer the case, with many reasons accounting for the drop in its popularity. There are however still many thriving partnerships in the country with over 17,000 GPs in partnership positions (as of June 2021).

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3 ways to Overcome Exam Failure… from personal experience

When I was in my fourth year of medical school I failed my exam – the very first time I had failed. It hit me really hard. I knew a lot of doctors who had failed exams and got over it easily, however it took about three weeks for me to overcome it. I’d never […]

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The MRCGP AKT Exam: What it is and how to prepare

The AKT (applied knowledge test) is one of the three components of the MRCGP qualification – necessary to complete GP training in the UK. It aims to test your application of knowledge and problem solving – it is not simply a test of how much you know or can retain. – Register for our next Free AKT […]

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Clinical Attachments for IMG Doctors

Clinical attachments in the UK are a great way for IMG (International Medical Graduates) doctors to understand what it is like to work for the NHS. These are safe environments where you will have no clinical responsibilities, allowing you to develop understanding and exposure to UK medical practice and understand what it is like to […]

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Understanding GP Training Finances and Pay

As a GP Trainee, I used to hide my head in the sand when it came to GP finances. I was not sure what my payslip meant and was definitely not financially savvy. However, the aim of this blog is to share some nuggets that I wish someone told me about training costs and GP […]

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Finding your first job in the NHS

Finding and securing your first job in the NHS has many myths attached to it, depending on who you speak to and which blogs you read. Despite this you must constantly remind yourself that there is a shortage of doctors within the NHS and believe you will eventually secure an NHS graduate job as long […]

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New GP Trainee Rotation: 5 things you must consider

I remember the feeling before a new rotation very well from my own GP trainee days – often a mixture of anxiety and excitement. Having been through seven different rotations myself as a trainee, I would like to share five key things to think about before you start – to help maximise your experience as a GP trainee.

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Clinical Audit as a Trainee – Examples and How to Complete

Completing clinical audits is a key part of training – often mandatory as part of assessments. We are often approached for guidance on what clinical audits are suitable for a trainee, as well as how to actually do one. This blog aims to answer these questions, as well as simplify the process. It is focused […]

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The CREST Form – Everything you need to know | What is it?

We regularly receive questions about the CREST Form in regards to application for Postgraduate Speciality Training in the UK. This blog aims to cover key points that you should know. CREST stands for Certificate of Readiness to Enter Speciality Training. This form enables applicants for Speciality Training to demonstrate that they have foundation level competences.  […]

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What’s in My Doctor’s Bag?

When you’re an independent GP however, the story is very different! Imagine running behind in clinic and trying to find a tongue depressor in a Practice to examine a throat. Or not finding the right BP cuff to take blood pressure.

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How to Create a Powerful CV

Post CCT is a period where many doctors start trying to dig out old CVs or even write their first ever one. For me, my CV was certainly out of date and I wasn’t quite sure how to start writing a CV targeted to GP job applications. I found it hard to find any reference […]

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Locum GP: 10 things I wish I’d known when I started

When I (Dr Pooja Arora) completed GP training I spent my initial years as a Locum GP with the aim of getting a feel of local practices. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility and networking opportunities Locum GP work offered me, especially with a 6 month old baby at home. Over the years I developed […]

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Salaried GP: 10 things to ask yourself before starting

After completing GP training a large proportion of you will go on to having a Salaried GP job. Without doubt there are many benefits to a role like this – continuity of care, employment rights, job security to name a few. Unfortunately however many Salaried GPs do not understand their rights or contract before accepting […]

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Do I need more Qualifications after completing GP Training?

A common question posed by GP trainees is “do I need any more qualifications after my CCT to increase my chances of getting a job?”. The short answer is ‘no’ and the long answer is ‘it may help’. I shall explain the vague answer in more detail as this dichotomy can lead to confusion – […]

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How to Join the Performers List

Finally, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Soon you will no longer be a trainee and will become an Independent General Practitioner. You’ve finished your portfolio requirements, passed your exams but what next? Well, just before you can work as a fully qualified GP there is one last hurdle to […]

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10 High Power Tips to Pass Your PLAB 1 Exam

The PLAB 1 exam is sometimes seen as the ‘smaller’ of the two PLAB exams. Many doctors however find it a bigger challenge than PLAB 2 given the need for precise knowledge and correct application. It is certainly not to be taken lightly – good planning and smart use of time is essential to get […]

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How Mindset can Influence your Clinic in GP Training

Mindset has the power to determine everything in your life. From how you think to how you react, from how you see others to how you deal with setbacks – your mindset can significantly influence it all – for better or for worse.

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How to use Reflection in your Portfolio Entries

Hello! If you need to use reflection in your portfolio entries and struggle with this, this blog is for you! It covers how to do it, what not to do, how to make it less tedious and how to make it less of a bore. We all naturally ‘reflect’ all the time but sometimes it […]

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11 High Power Tips to Pass your PLAB 2 Exam

Unfortunately I see many doctors struggle with PLAB 2 and it is often for a few easily rectified reasons. Having been a PLAB 2 examiner I have seen many areas where doctors fail to demonstrate their obvious talent because of the impact of nerves, scripted-approaches and rumours that have completely changed their natural ability to […]

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10 Game-Changers To Beat Exam Fear

You find yourself in a huge panic as suddenly you can’t see yourself passing an exam. For some it happens before you’ve even started preparing, for some when you actually book the exam, for some it might happen the night before.

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10 High Power Tips To Pass Your MRCGP AKT Exam

The AKT (Applied Knowledge Test) is sometimes seen as the ‘smaller’ of the two exams in GP training. Many however find it a bigger challenge than the RCA given the need for precise knowledge and correct application. It is certainly not to be taken lightly – good planning and smart use of time is essential […]

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The Ultimate MSRA Preparation Guide

If you are preparing for the MSRA exam – as part of UK postgraduate medical specialty training, then this blog is for you! Whether applying for GP (General Practice) training, or a Speciality training programme such as Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Emergency medicine or Anaesthetics, you will need to score as high as possible in your […]

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How to Get Into UK GP Training (UK-trained or IMG doctor)

Hello! If you are considering applying for UK GP (General Practice) training, then this blog is for you! GP training is the most popular UK Postgraduate medical training programme and in this blog we break it down – step by step.  – Register for our next Free MSRA Webinar here. – Join the Arora MSRA […]

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5 Powerful Ways to Maximise Your PLAB 2 Practice

Practicing PLAB 2 cases with colleagues and friends is one of the main forms of preparation for the PLAB 2 exam. This exercise can be efficient, beneficial and lead to exponential growth in confidence…OR…it can end up fixing bad habits, just being done ‘for the sake of it’ and generally being a waste of valuable […]

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MRCGP International: What it is and How to Prepare

MRCGP UK consists of three components – AKT (Applied Knowledge Test), CSA (Clinical Skills Assessment) and WBPA (workplace Based Assessment) and is completed within a UK GP Training Scheme. Completion is necessary for a doctor to complete training in General Practice, allowing them to work as an independent GP in the UK. Doctors who are […]