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 oral questioning
- Demonstration of clinical skills
- Education and training of others around clinical situations
The exam consists of 4 structured clinical (OSCE) stations and 4 structured oral (viva) stations. They will last 10 minutes each, and you will have 5 minutes in between for reading instructions. There are also 2 rest stations. Some candidates will begin or end on a rest station.
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.
The structured clinical (OSCE) stations will consist of:
- Clinical interaction
- Role players
The structured oral (viva) stations will consist of:
- Questions – listen carefully – give a rationale for your answers
- The examiner will move you on - don’t worry, it is a quick pace
- Be structured in your response if you can
- Pace yourself
Duration: Candidates should expect to be at this portion of the exam for at least half a day.
Completion: Candidates who pass both parts of the exam will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at EUSEM'S annual European Congress on Emergency Medicine. The highest scoring candidates will receive special recognition.
Please be sure that you've read the eligibility requirements below before you submit your application. In case you have submitted your application but you are not eligible to take the exam a €100 pre-registration cost will be deducted and only the rest of the exam fee will be transferred back to you.
The European Board Examination of Emergency Medicine (EBEEM) will provide evidence that a successful candidate is able to function as an independent emergency practitioner in any country in Europe.
Eligibility depends on providing evidence of experience and training in emergency medicine. If a formal training programme is not available in the country of practice, evidence of personal development in matters relating to emergency medicine and evidence of competence in all aspects of the European curriculum should be provided.
The essential criteria for eligibility for the clinical examination (Part B) is as follows:
To have passed the EBEEM Part A Exam within the previous four years.
And one of the following:
1. To be at least at the end of a minimum 5-year training programme in Emergency Medicine that is following the European Curriculum
2. To be working full time in an emergency department for at least 5 years and recognised by the National Government of the country as a specialist in Emergency Medicine
3. For physicians working in countries where the specialty of Emergency Medicine does not yet exist: to be working in Emergency Medicine for at least 5 years and to provide evidence in a portfolio of competence in the full range of the curriculum. This may consist of a combination of logbook cases, evidence of continuing professional development (courses, e-learning) or evidence of training delivered in a range of topics, audit projects, etc.
If you have sat or registered to the Part B exam in the past 12 months you don’t need to re-submit all documents again just copy of medical license.
Frequently asked questions
- The visa letter will be downloadable from your exam application profile after successful payment. We are not sending it via email, it is automatically generated from the system. After payment you can click on the button ‘Download visa letter’.
- Please note that EUSEM membership only gives discount to members who are working in a European country which is a national society member of EUSEM. For candidates who don’t work in one of these countries no discount is applied. EUSEM membership discount is only applicable if it was purchased before exam registration. No refunds will be made if membership has been purchased later.
Terms and Conditions
By submitting the application I acknowledge and agree that:
- I must pay the full application fee for each sitting I attempt.
- In case I submitted my application and I’m not eligible to take the exam a €100 pre-registration cost will be deducted and the rest of the exam fee will be transferred back to me.
- I may withdraw from the examination no less than 8 weeks prior to the date. I understand that if I withdraw, my fee will only be transferred to the next exam sitting and not refunded. If I withdraw less than 8 weeks prior to the exam date, I will not be entitled to a seat transfer.
- I understand that if my seat is transferred to the next exam diet, that I am responsible for paying the difference in fee if there is an increase. The 100 € pre-registration fee has to be paid at each re-sit and it's not refundable.
- I understand that if I do not receive a visa in time to sit the examination I am not entitled to a refund or seat transfer.
- I understand that if the examination is cancelled for national security reasons, that neither EBEEM nor EUSEM nor the UEMS Section for Emergency Medicine is responsible for loss or costs incurred.
- I understand that a seat transfer may only possible in the instance that evidence for serious illness is provided.The seat transfer is only valid for the next exam seating.
The regulations provide the formal framework whereby the examination will be conducted. All potential candidates should read the regulations carefully before applying. You can read the regulations here.
Read about the development of the examination here.
Quality Assurance Process:
On a regular basis QA processes are undertaken for the EBEEM exam to assure that all results have been properly administered.
There has been a QA process recently undertaken on the EBEEM Part B exam from November 2016.
Thanks to the regular QA process, candidates should be reassured by this transparent process.