What you should know about the new national exam for medical students
From 2022, anyone who wants to practise medicine in the United Kingdom will have to sit a national exam called the UK Medical Licensing Assessment (UKMLA)
In 2015, the General Medical national exam for ekg Technician certification Council announced that from 2022 medical graduates who want to practise medicine in the UK will have to pass the UK Medical Licensing Assessment (UKMLA).1
Current UK graduates are required to pass their medical school’s exams, and overseas graduates are required to pass the Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB) test, before the GMC will grant them a licence to practise in the UK.
Although UK medical schools’ curriculums must comply with the GMC’s Outcomes for graduates,2 the regulator says the new licensing exam will give greater reassurance to the public and create a “common threshold for safe practice.”3
After announcing the new exam, the GMC carried out a consultation about its introduction with all UK medical schools in 2016, and also conducted a public consultation from January to April 2017.