by Wolfgang Grisold and Svein Ivar Mellgren
The 6th European Board examination in Neurology will be held on Friday May 30, 2014 during the joint congress of the ENS and EFNS (EAN) in Istanbul, Turkey.
The examination is a joint development of the UEMS/EBN and the ENS and EFNS with the contribution of questions from the MDS (Movement Disorder Society), the ESO (European Stroke Organisation), e-brain and several other societies and individuals.
The pattern and methodology of the UEMS/EBN examination consists of 120 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and 100 EMQs (Extended Matching Questions), which are case scenarios with 8-20 possible correct answers. The EMQ test, in addition to knowledge, also evaluates clinical reasoning. The development of this new type of examination could only be completed with the help of several individuals, which are mentioned on the UEMS/EBN website . The MCQs and EMQs are followed by a 5 minute oral case presentation, which allows the candidates to present themselves.
As participants from the European countries including EEA, Turkey, USA and Canada are candidates who have a locally certified clinical training in these countries, they are awarded the title “Fellow of the UEMS/EBN”. For the second time the exam will be available for candidates world wide, who will be awarded a “Diploma of the UEMS/EBN”.
The UEMS EBN is considered to be a sign of quality and excellence, and many European specialists have contributed with their questions and input. Internationally the UEMS/EBN examination is presently considered as equal to the national board examination by Austria and Belgium, and it is hoped that like in other sections of the UEMS, the examination will either partly or as a whole replace the national examinations in the future.
If you are interested, please consult our website http://www.uems-neuroboard.org/ebn where the process of the examination, the list of topics and examples for MCQs and EMQs are presented.
The deadline for this years examination will be the 15th April 2014 and all applications can be made via the website.
If you have questions concerning your eligibility please send us an email, with detailed questions. We are not available for telephone enquiries, as the office hours are limited.