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.
For questions, please contact the EuSEM Education Officer, Serra Pitts:
Addendum to Examination Regulations and Preparation, August 2014
Ultrasound resources are as follows:
1 - Ma, Mateer, Blaivas: "Emergency Ultrasound", McGraw Hill
The deadline to apply for the Part A 2014 exam has been extended to 1 September 2014.
EBEEM Preparation Course: Part A and B
As many people have not experienced this type of exam, we hope to assist candidates in preparing through an interactive course. The next course will be held in Amsterdam, prior to the European Congress for Emergency Medicine (ECEM). This course will run for 1.5 days on 27/28 September 2014.
For more information click here.
Places on this course are limited. To register, download and submit the registration form by email to
Part A 2014 - Application Cycle
The application cycle for Part A 2014 is now open. If you have already submitted an application, please be assured that it is being reviewed. We appreciate your patience, as we are processing hundreds of applications. Queries will be answered as soon as possible. Submitting your application more than once will delay this process.
Once your application has been processed, you will receive formal confirmation and instructions for making payment. Payment received in advance will be returned.
Part A Exam Information
The next Part A exam will be held on 14 November 2014. The Exam Centres are as follows:
The fees for the Part A 2014 exam are:
€200 for EuSEM members
If you would like to sit the Part A exam, please complete and submit a full application before the deadline of 1 September 2014. Candidates are encouraged to read the Exam Regulations carefully before submitting the application package.
Please submit your application by
Fax: +44 (0)20 7067 1267
or by registered post to:
Part B Exam Information
The next Part B exam will be held 30 April - 2 May 2015. Candidates who pass the Part A exam and meet the eligibility requirements will be accepted to sit Part B which consists of clinical scenarios and viva questions. The location of the next Part B exam will be announced at the end of the year. The fees for this portion of the exam are as follows:
€450 for EuSEM 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 the Awards Ceremony at the annual European Congress on Emergency Medicine. The highest scoring candidates will receive special recognition.