PLE preparation

Study for the PLE
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The Physician Licensure Examination (PLE), also called Philippine Medical Boards, is the professional licensure examination for incoming physicians in the Philippines that aims to assess a medical student’s skills and knowledge of the practice of medicine.

The PLE is a four-part test.

  • Days 1 and 2 cover six Basic Science subjects: Biochemistry, Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology, Legal Medicine, and Pathology
  • Days 3 and 4 cover six Clinical Science subjects: Pharmacology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine
  • There are 100 multiple choice questions per subject
  • The twelve subjects are separately graded, with each subject contributing 8.3% to the final grade.  Passing criteria is an average of at least 75%, with no grade < 50.

Preparing for the PLE with Lecturio

  • Learn with over 220 hours of short, concise, and easy-to-follow video lectures by medical experts.
  • Discover our Medical Library with relevant articles for the PLE examination.
  • Access 2000+ real-life clinical scenarios similar to those you will find on the Clinical Science subject tests. Test your clinical decision-making skills, and learn from detailed explanations on correct and incorrect answer options, plus linked video lectures.
  • More than 9,000 quiz questions similar to the questions you will find on the Basic Science subject tests. The connected smart retrieval system helps you to test your knowledge acquisition.
  • Use technology proven effective by learning science (several learning formats, including spaced repetition, problem-based learning, and more).
  • Create your own study plan and monitor your progress.
  • Access study strategies and techniques used by experienced upperclassmen.

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Video Library

Learn concepts effectively with short, concise, and easy-to-follow video lectures taught by teaching experts. Benefit from integrated quiz questions, 3D anatomy models, multi-lingual captions, and downloadable slides.


Extensive Medical Concept Library

Master new medical concepts and reinforce your knowledge on challenging topics using our comprehensive Concept Pages, created and peer-reviewed by US-trained physicians. Available any time, whether you are at home, in school, or at the hospital.

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Advanced Question Bank

Apply concepts by practicing clinical case questions and become familiar with actual test situations. Review the concepts with in-depth text explanations, linked video lectures, and First Aid® references. 

Smart Spaced Repetition

Retain key information better and improve your ability to recall key concepts with the aid of an adaptive algorithm, which tells you exactly what you need to repeat and when.

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Subjects/Topics covered on PLE