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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by dolapo74: 2:22pm On Jun 06, 2019|
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by murphyibiam15(m): 1:47pm On Jun 08, 2019|
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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Bjteensdes24: 9:56pm On Jun 08, 2019|
Good evening Docs.. Please, I have a challenge in my physical state whenever I see a group of either worms, ants or an infected leg and I want to become a doctor which am into already what can I do? I normally feel my body itching whenever I set my eyes on something like that and my immune up
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Sleeksylvia(f): 10:41pm On Jun 14, 2019|
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by kamsinn: 9:34am On Jun 28, 2019|
Good morning, Drs.pls I need help on how to get letter of good standing from MDCN.it doesn't have to be sent by post.
How do I go about it,pls
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by organism3(m): 7:44pm On Jun 30, 2019|
I am sure medics are the ones here
pls is medicine in nigeria still worth studying? .I love it but am being discouraged by what i do here.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by qanda: 2:43pm On Jul 01, 2019|
From Nigeria To Europe – My PLAB Experience
This write up is a guide for Nigerian Medical Practitioners who want to continue their practice in the UK.
Upon graduation from Medical School, I was eager to contribute my quota to the Nigerian health sector. Few months in practice, my hunger to serve Nigerians was replaced by another type of hunger; the hunger to continue my medical practice abroad, this was after experiencing over 9 months nonpayment of salary, governments lack of commitment to the health sector and the outdated equipment available to majority of Nigerian doctors. I developed a global mindset of pursuing personal development and contributing to the global health sector - the world is now a global village.
I searched the internet about the available options and learnt about PLAB, a two-part assessment exam that international medical graduates from outside the European Economic area and Switzerland are required to pass before they can legally practice medicine in the UK. The exam is conducted by the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.
Passing the IELTS exam is a prerequisite to writing the PLAB exam. IELTS is a test of English Language proficiency. It is designed to assess the language ability of non-native speakers who intend to study or work in the UK. The IELTS requirement for PLAB is a band score of 7.5 (not less than 7 in each of the exam modules – writing, speaking, listening and reading). To prepare for IELTS, I used materials from IELTS online, IELTS buddy, IELTS Cambridge. IELTS Cambridge materials are available on the video section of Q and A App - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tolu.qanda.
After passing my IELTS exam, I registered a General Medical Council (GMC) account on the GMC website to secure a reference number. After securing a reference number, I registered for the PLAB 1 exam. In Nigeria, the PLAB 1 exam is written in March and November in five cities including Abuja, Enugu and Lagos. The pass rate (cut of mark) for the exam is dependent on the average performance on the day you sit for the exams.
After passing the PLAB 1 exams, I registered for the PLAB 2 exams in Manchester. It is a bit tasking to secure a VISA for this exam especially if you do not have a sponsor, but its not impossible. Drawing from my experience, you’d need to maintain a healthy bank account over a 6 – 7 months period. A healthy account means that you receive a regular monthly payment in your account from a legit source, one you can explain and maintain a minimum balance of NGN800,000. The account should have minimum withdrawals.
I did not subscribe to the services of any agent to process my VISA, it was when I got to Manchester I discovered that a majority of the other participants from Nigeria secured their VISA with the service or guidance of an agent. Whether to use an agent or go about obtaining the Visa yourself is a choice.
The PLAB 2 exam is quite costly and should be well planned. There are a number of tutors for the PLAB 2 exams, they include Samson, Swamy, Hammed….. I understand that Samson now has presence in Lagos, Nigeria. This is a good development for Nigerian doctors, you can save a reasonable amount of money on accommodation by enrolling with samson in Nigeria as against traveling to Manchester – you will eventually need to travel to Manchester to sit for the exams. Note that the PLAB 2 test is not a written exam. It is a practical exam that tests for your listening skills and how you empathize with patients. Again, the pass rate is determined by the average performance of the participants.
To give you an idea of the cost of the exams, note that this is a guide as at the time I wrote my exams (2018-2019).
IELTS – NGN 75,000
PLAB 1 – NGN 196,000
PLAB 2 – NGN 395,000
Visa fees – NGN 120,000 for priority, NGN45,000 for Regular.
Flight ticket - this depends on your choice of airline and vary from time to time.
Accommodation in Manchester, I spent about NGN255,000 (one month period)
The materials I used in preparing for the exams would be available on Q and A App. I will also share how I secured employment on my Q and A App account. I encourage you to install the App from Google Playstore.
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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by NaMe4: 6:12pm On Jul 01, 2019|
Pls does anyone have soft copies of materials and past questions in Radiology Primaries?
Would really appreciate some help here.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by fetxtra: 8:03am On Jul 03, 2019|
A medical officer with minimum of 2-3years post NYSC experience is needed at Beachland Specialist Hospital, Arepo along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Ogun state. Just about 5-10minutes drive from berger, Lagos.
Candidates living around Berger,Opic, Arepo, Ibafo, Mowe will be an added advantage. Though any location can apply.
Apply by sending your CV to; firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 12 July 2019.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy(m): 9:26am On Jul 03, 2019|
Guy... Thank you for this detailed post o.
May Jah bless you.
This is the line I want tow especially after my NYSC considering the cost of USMLE.
However, there are more information I'll like to get from you like "Residency training programmes" in the UK; the possibility.
I dont know if I can contact you personally.
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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by slingerf: 9:09pm On Jul 12, 2019|
Good evening all, pls is it possible to have my residency outside Nigeria and come back to practice here in Nigeria without starting over the residency. If possible, pls highlight the countries that offer this.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Sucreklint: 8:34pm On Aug 02, 2019|
Hi house..pls any WhatsApp link for plab 1
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy(m): 3:42pm On Aug 03, 2019|
Sucrekplint:Please who can answer this question? I seriously need links
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Boscojugunu(m): 7:44pm On Aug 03, 2019|
Penboy:yes ooo. Please help
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by henrygale(m): 12:51pm On Aug 07, 2019|
Pls....is there anyone planning to write Prometric exam?
Anyone working in Oman as a doctor too...pls quote me...I need info.
Prometric pq too will be nice if available...
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Sparkles001: 9:03am On Aug 10, 2019|
There’s an active group for Plab 1 but it’s on telegram. Don’t have the link but send me a msg and I’ll add you if you are interested.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by subsonic(f): 8:11pm On Aug 11, 2019|
Hi docs, me and my husband's rhesus factor are not compatible. I am B- , he is A+. Our doctor only booked me for a vaccine (RhoGAM) injection after delivery. I recently read in several articles online that it is recommended to have an RhoGAM vaccine on week 28 of pregnancy (which I didn't) and another after delivery. Now I am a little worried. Hope my baby and future babies will be fine if I just take the vaccine after deliver.
P.S. I took a Indirect Coombs Test (ICT) at 36weeks and it came back "Negative"
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy(m): 7:30am On Aug 23, 2019|
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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy(m): 7:31am On Aug 23, 2019|
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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by junaid1983(m): 8:41pm On Aug 27, 2019|
Good evening house..pls who know d take home salary for a new recruit medical officer in Nigerian prisons service ? Thanks
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by UniversalDove: 7:01am On Aug 28, 2019|
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Thegamingorca(m): 7:17pm On Aug 29, 2019|
For some reason you made me laugh
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by UniversalDove: 1:04pm On Sep 01, 2019|
Thegamingorca:the dude I quoted doesn't know what he is into yet... He feels irritated by seeing ordinary insects... He needs to know what people in anatomy face
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Thegamingorca(m): 5:40pm On Sep 02, 2019|
really what do dey face?
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by drucci: 11:59am On Sep 07, 2019|
chiketee:Tell me you did not defer this scholarship.
Talk to me.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Laghima: 5:02pm On Sep 25, 2019|
Good evening house. Good day to my seniors, mates and other medical aspirants. I'm an 100lvl student in a State University in the South West. I'm considering writing the USMLE in 400lvls and I've started making investigations as to registration fee, exam location, study materials and all(both online and from posts on NL), but I feel like I don't have any knowledge about this exam yet.
So, I implore my seniors and every other person that knows about this or has passed through this route to please put me through.
Email: NL mail
Thanks a lot and success to us all.
I await your earnest response gurus.
CC: lomaxx, AmbFitsaint, Charley4Med, benjola2222, et al.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by herakles: 8:16pm On Sep 25, 2019|
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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by COMPENGRFRANK(m): 9:06pm On Sep 25, 2019|
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