PLAB Referenece Books

PLAB reference books list

  1. Clinical Medicine: This updated edition provides an essential introduction to clinical medicine for medical students and other health care professionals. It is easy to read, with colour differentiated chapters.The text also summaries physiology, pathophysiology and clinical examination skills relevant to the subject. The summary boxes are invaluable revision aids. The only down side is that the text is too heavy to carry around with you! If you were to purchase just one book on clinical medicine for your course, this has to be the one! Buy from Amazon.in
  2. Lecture Notes on General Surgery by Harold Ellis: This excellent book serves as a fast, efficient review of the main surgical topics. Especially helpful for exams when you don' t have much time. Also gives differential diagnosis. If you want to become a surgeon, you will certainly have to go for the bigger textbooks. It will be enough,though, for your PLAB / USMLE STEP 2. 398 pages 10th Ed - Buy from Amazon.in
  3. Obstetrics by TEN teachers: Written and edited by leading specialists from major teaching hospitals, the 17th edition of this text has been revised in line with curriculum changes. It integrates basic sciences and clinical material to aid understanding of the underlying disease processes, enabling the student to take a logical approach to diagnosis and treatment. Separate chapters cover subjects such as obstetric emergencies, imaging in obstetrics, neonatology, and emotional and psychiatric changes in pregnancy and the puerperium. There are key points and summary boxes highlighting essential facts and clinical relevance, with illustrative clinical cases included in each chapter. - Buy from Amazon.in
  4. Gynaecology by Ten Teachers: This is the Gynaecology and Obstetrics book. Written by specialists from teaching hospitals, this work has been revised in line with curriculum changes. It integrates basic sciences, physiology and pathophysiology, with clinical material to aid an understanding of the underlying disease processes, enabling the student to take a logical approach to diagnosis and treatment. Separate chapters are included on imaging in gynaecology, infections in gynaecology and psychological aspects of pregnancy. This is a short and simple book , Easily understandable with lots of diagrams. - Buy from Amazon.in

For PLAB exam the above reference books are usually recommended. These books are by british authors and are written keeping in mind the UK health scenario. Having read these books is a definate advantage but you can probably pass plab using other books