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:


Please note:

Addendum to Examination Regulations and Preparation, August 2014

Ultrasound resources are as follows:

1 - Ma, Mateer, Blaivas: "Emergency Ultrasound", McGraw Hill
2 - www.sonoguide.com/instructions.html


Important Dates

February 2015         2015 Part B Exam registration for eligible candidates
April 2015 Part A Exam online application cycle opens
10/11 April 2015 EuSEM Simulation / Part B Exam Preparation Course (Novara)
30 April-2 May 2015 Spring 2015 Part B Exam (Munich)
10 July 2015 Summer 2015 Part A Exam (multiple locations)
11 Sept 2015 Autumn 2015 Part A Exam (multiple locations)
4-6 Dec 2015 Winter 2015 Part B Exam (TBC)


22/04/2015:  Online registration for the next Part A Exam (July 2015) will open shortly - we anticipate this to be within the next two weeks. A new online application system will be used. Please check this page for updates.

Seats for the 2015 Spring Part B Exam have been allocated and is now full. Candidates who were unable to sit the Spring exam have been invited to register for the Winter Part B exam.                 


2015 Part B Exam Information

The Part B exam consists of clinical scenarios and viva questions. Places are limited, and eligible candidates will be contacted with information about how to register for the 2015 Part B exam sittings. There are two Part B sittings in 2015:

Spring: 30 April - 2 May 2015 (Munich)
Winter: 4 - 6 December 2015 (TBC)

Fees for the 2015 Part B exam sittings are as follows:

400 for EuSEM members
500 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 the Awards Ceremony at the annual European Congress on Emergency Medicine. The highest scoring candidates will receive special recognition.


Part A 2015 - Application Cycle

Two sittings of the Part A Exam will be held in 2015. The online application cycle for this year will open in March/April. Please do not send applications by email.

We appreciate your patience and queries will be answered as soon as possible.


Part A 2015 - Exam Information

The 2015 Part A exams will be held on:

Friday 10 July 2015
Friday 11 September 2015

Exam Centres will be as follows:

London, UK
Munich, Germany
Florence, Italy
Antalya, Turkey
Antwerp, Belgium

Fees for the 2015 Part A exam are:

300 for EuSEM members
350 for non-members

A 25 application processing fee will be required at the time of submission.