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European Board Examination


NEWS

10/08/2015:  online applications for the next Part A Exam (September 2015) have closed.


Introduction

The European Board Examination in Emergency Medicine (EBEEM) is a two part examination designed to confirm the candidate’s suitability for independent practice as an emergency physician within any country in the European Union. The examination assesses the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary for the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine at the level of the specialist or consultant engaged in independent practice. This confirms that the successful candidate is able to provide clinical leadership in the emergency department.


Regulations and Curriculum

The regulations provide the formal framework whereby the examination will be conducted.  All potential candidates should read the regulations carefully before applying.

Read the regulations  here

Candidates and their trainers should also be familiar with the curriculum approved by the UEMS Board and available   here.   

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


EBEEM Part A

Part A assesses the knowledge basis for Emergency Medicine practice including basic sciences applied to Emergency Medicine. The exam consists of a knowledge test in multiple choice format with 120 questions, some of which are multiple true false format (5 items each true or false) and some are single best answer (5 items - one best answer). The examination lasts 2.5 hours and is held simultaneously in several centres throughout Europe. The examination is held online, with candidates being given an individual log-in to a central website, which is available only for the duration of the examination. Candidates must take the exam at one of the designated exam centre locations.

Go to the EBEEM Part A webpage for more information.


EBEEM Part B

Part B assesses the clinical skills, behaviours and knowledge required for independent practice in adults and children including pre-hospital care as described in the curriculum. Any presentation or diagnosis that is referenced in the curriculum may be included in the examination material. This part of the examination presents scenarios to the candidate, who is expected to manage the scenarios. The scenarios encompass a range of situations including:

  • Leadership of resuscitation
  • Direct clinical evaluation of patients
  • Discussion of difficult situations with simulated patients, relatives and staff
  • Interpretation of clinical data and discussion of management plans by structured questioning (modified VIVAs)
  • Demonstration of clinical skills
  • Education and training of others around clinical situations

Each station or scenario is judged independently and candidates are expected to pass at least 6 out of 8 scenarios. There is a minimum of two examiners present at each station. Duration: Candidates should expect to be at this portion of the exam for at least half a day.

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.


In-Training Assessment

The In-training assessment is intended for candidates who are not yet eligible to take the Part A exam. This is a practice test. If you are still in training and have worked for less than 36 months in the emergency department, this is an opportunity for you to experience the exam as practice. If you take the In-training assessment and PASS, you will still be required to formally take the actual Part A exam when you are eligible before receiving any qualification. The In-training is only a practice test.

Go to the EBEEM Part A webpage  for more information.


Calendar

May 2015 Part A Exam online application cycle opens
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 (Antalya, Turkey)


Application Cycle

Part A  –  see the  EBEEM Part A webpage  

Part B  – Places are limited, and eligible candidates will be contacted with information about how to register for the 2015 Part B exam sittings.


Fees


Part A Part B
EuSEM members €320 (plus €25 application processing fee) €400
Non-members €370 (plus €25 application processing fee) €500


Contact

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

exams@eusem.org

 

Governance

The operational development and implementation of the EBEEM is undertaken by the Emergency Medicine Examination Reference Group for Europe (EMERGE).

EMERGE Members (7 May 2015)

EBEEM Examiners (7 May 2015)

Read about the development of the examination here