European Board Examination

The European Core Curriculum for Emergency Medicine concludes with a short reference to possible future developments in Emergency Medicine in Europe. These include an examination or assessment to confirm successful completion of specialty training.

A group of UEMS Sections and Boards recently established a separate Council for European Specialist Medical Assessment, CESMA, to seek to harmonise postgraduate qualifications. Those specialties which already offer a European diploma conduct their assessments in very different ways and one of the most important functions of CESMA is to seek to identify the most appropriate format to assure European accreditation of medical specialty qualifications.

The MJC/European Board of EM is a full member of CESMA and last year it established a Task Force in conjunction with EuSEM to develop a proposal for a European assessment in Emergency Medicine.

This Task Force includes representatives from countries which already hold and which are developing such examinations as well as EuSEM members of the MJC. The chair of the Task Force is Dr Roberta Petrino.

Read more about the examination here.

For questions, please contact the EuSEM Education Officer, Serra Pitts:

T: +44 (0)7799 733741


The 2013 Part A exam cycle has now closed.

Results for the first Part A exam have been sent to all candidates by email. If you have not received a letter, please email: exams@eusem.org.


Part B Exam Information

Candidates who pass the Part A exam are eligible to sit the Part B exam which consists of clinical scenarios and viva questions. The next Part B exam will be held on 9/10 May 2014 in Novara, Italy. As this portion of the exam is not a pilot, a fee will be charged:

300 for EuSEM members
380 for non-members

More information about the exam can be found in the Exam Regulations. Candidates who pass both parts of the exam will be invited to attend an Awards Ceremony at the 2014 EuSEM Annual Congress in Amsterdam. The highest scoring candidates will receive special recognition and further award.

Part A Exam Information

Candidates who have not passed the Part A pilot exam are invited to sit the next one, to be held on 14 November 2014. Exam centres have yet to be determined. The fee for the Part A exam is:

100 for EuSEM members
120 for non-members

If you would like to re-sit the Part A exam, please email: exams@eusem.org. If you are a new candidate and would like to sit this exam, please complete and submit a full application before the deadline of 1 August 2014. Candidates are encouraged to read the Exam Regulations and Sample Questions carefully before submitting their Application Package.

Applications must be sent by email to:


or by registered post to:

Serra Pitts
Education Officer
7-9 Breams Buildings
London EC4A 1DT
United Kingdom