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Tips on applying and studying for licensure exams: the Philippine boards, the USMLE, the PLAB, the AMC, etc.

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Philippine Boards

The Physician Licensure Examination--or the medical "board exam"--as administered by the Board of Medical Examiners of the Professional Regulation Commission, Republic of the Philippines.

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PRC License Renewal: Update - last post by marshmallowmd

USMLE

The United States Medical Licensing Examination, administered to IMGs (international medical graduates) by the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates). You need to pass Steps 1, 2 CK and 2 CS to train in the US; plus Step 3 to practice there.

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USMLE Step 1 - last post by race2006

PLAB

This is for those who wish to train or practice in the United Kingdom. As stated by the General Medical Council (GMC), "the most common way for overseas qualified doctors to demonstrate their competence is by passing the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test." This is given in 2 parts.

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UK, anyone? - last post by nclexRN

AMC

If you wish to be a doctor "down under", the Australian Medical Council (AMC) administers the national examinations of overseas-trained medical practitioners.

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AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL... - last post by dokaidz


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