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What is a Junior Doctors Salary in the UK After Tax (2020)?

Working out how much a doctor earns in the UK, given the pay scale, can be confusing. After tax however, junior doctors (those in foundation years or equivalent roles) can expect to earn between £2000-£3000 monthly (£24K – £36K yearly). But this depends on varying factors. This article seeks to explain how taxation works on […]

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PLAB Success Stories: Russian IMG to UK Doctor

Alexandra “Sasha” Goncharova, a Russian citizen working as a doctor in the UK, is one of many PLAB success stories. Outlining the exact steps she took to become a doctor in the NHS, Sasha’s journey is an interesting one. Having successfully found work as a clinical fellow (F2 level doctor) in the Epsom and St […]

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UKMLA Questions: What to Expect

Given its projected introduction in 2024, we don’t really know what to expect of UKMLA questions at this stage. Going by the existing PLAB format however, we can make some estimations.  UKMLA Questions: What We Know So Far At the moment we only know the UKMLA will be divided into two components; an applied knowledge […]

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UKMLA vs USMLE: Which is Easiest?

Since news broke in 2015 over the UK’s plans to introduce a new medical licencing exam, there’s been some confusion. Not to be mixed up with the US’s exam of a similar name, understanding the difference between the UKMLA vs USMLE, and working out which is easiest, is important. This article aims to help you […]

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UKMLA Sample Questions: Where to Get Free Access

UKMLA sample questions are unavailable right now given the exam being several years away. But don’t let that deter your opportunities to practice. There’s still lots of useful and free resources out there. Summary: There are no official UKMLA sample questions Several free PLAB sample questions exist Free USMLE sample questions can help Other free […]

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Will the UKMLA Be Harder Than PLAB?

It’s impossible to answer the question “will the UKMLA be harder than PLAB?” But it’s not entirely pointless to consider. Given what we know about PLAB, we can speculate a little. We’ll take apart this question in the article. We’ll also try to reverse engineer some of what we already know and hopefully come up […]

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What We Know About the UKMLA Syllabus

With the UKMLA coming into play in 2024, information about the UKMLA syllabus is scarce. What we do know however, thanks to the GMC’s content map document, are the particular areas of medicine the exam will cover. Here we take a look at those intricacies. We’ll also try detailing exactly what it says and make […]

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What is the Best Way to Prepare for the UKMLA? 9 Ways to Sharpen Your Strategy

What is the best way to prepare for the UKMLA? That’s the million-pound question. The key things you can do right now though are to gather information, understand the exam format and join us to help formulate a strategy. In this article we’ll do our best to go through what limited information we do have, waving […]