The next Exam of the European Board of Neurology (EBN) will take place on Friday June 15th at the EAN congress site in Lisbon.
Since Prof. Wolfgang Grisold from Vienna successfully started this yearly event in 2009 we are now celebrating our 2nd lustrum.
Every year the number of participants increases and we get a lot of – for the most positive – feed-back from our candidates, which makes it possible to improve the exam continuously. Many young neurologists consider taking this exam as a stimulant to develop themselves while preparing for the written tests and writing their contributions for the oral exams.
Participating in the EBN exam is not merely a way of showing success in retrieving information accumulated during training and reading literature but more than that a demonstration of the ability of sound reasoning, presenting insight and working with accessible knowledge. Candidates are allowed to use external reference sources and prepare work at home that will be judged – and can be modified after personal feedback – before they come up for the real exam.
Thus they can update and expand their knowledge and abilities, take part in a unique academic experience and get an additional sign of excellence. Thus they show their commitment for life-long learning. Although the EBN exam has no legislation until now, the title ‘fellow of the European board of Neurology’ (which does NOT coincide with ‘fellow of the EAN’!) may enhance the candidate’s possibilities to work in other countries within and outside Europe.
For the next years, the collaboration between EBN and EAN will be intensified in a great way. Using more technical possibilities (as provided by the Swedish Company Orzone) will allow us to extend our questions to imaging, signal-analysis and clinical judgment with help of movies.
Candidates who are members of the Resident and Fellow Section of the EAN for at least one year now get a considerable reduction.
Registration for the exam closes on May 1st, 2018! More (and all) information can be found on the website www.uems-neuroboard.org.
We sincerely hope to get more European candidates, not only junior neurologists but also those who are already practicing longer.
by Prof. Jan Kuks, chair of the EBN-examination committee,
University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands
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