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PLAB Examiners

PLAB Examiners

£310 per day + expenses         c8 days a year              Manchester


Join the General Medical Council in a critical role that will help us assess the knowledge and skills of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) wanting to practise medicine in the UK. Share your experience and excellence as a practicing NHS doctor to ensure IMGs are assessed by clinicians who understand what is required of Foundation Programme doctors.  


As a PLAB Examiner you’ll be required for a minimum 8 days across the year to observe and assess candidates sitting the PLAB exam. These OSCEs are held at our Clinical Assessment Centre in Manchester.  


Fully registered with a good understanding of the role of Foundation doctors, you must have good standing with the GMC and wide-ranging skills, knowledge and experience gained as a consultant, qualified GP or trainee doctor at least in the third year of training in your speciality. Staff Grade doctors who have at least two years practice with full registration may also apply. In particular we welcome candidates with a background in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Psychiatry and Elderly Care. References may be required to show you have gained appropriate experience. 


We are looking for both experienced and first-time Examiners in a role that will be a great opportunity to develop your skills and your network as an assessor.


We can offer you a good rate of pay, £155 for training/induction days, £310 for a PLAB day, appropriate travel and subsistence expenses and the flexibility to fulfil your other healthcare commitments.


The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination. The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).

Registration and Revalidation
Clinical Assessment Centre
Employment status
Fixed Term
Closing date
31 December 2018 at midnight. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date
Successful applicants will need to attend a two day induction training session. Various dates available from January 2019 until July 2019.
Job reference
GMC staff