The UEMS exam for the next training will be held at the time of the SFP Paris Congress on Wednesday 2 and Saturday 5 December 2020. The date and place, decided each year by the European Board of Phlebology (EBP), will be specified later. The official languages of the UEMS are French and English, but the examination may be held in English.
Registration for the exam is independent of registration in the module and the fee (UEMS) is €400. The candidate can only register for the examination if the theoretical and practical parts of the teaching have been validated. Registration for this exam is optional but no diploma will be awarded on the sole validation of theoretical credits and practical internships.
The examination consists of:
– a written part in the form of a MCQ: 50 questions (English/French), the duration of which is 1 hour; each correct answer corresponds to 1 point, the total is divided by 5 to obtain the score out of 10.
– an oral part on clinical cases, with 2 to 3 European examiners from the EBP, who may be English-speaking or French-speaking; its duration is 30 minutes. A score of 1 to 10 is given by the examiners. The average of the 2 scores gives the final score: it must be at least 6.5 out of 10.
In the event of successful completion of the examination, a European certificate, UEMS, of competence in phlebological procedure (CDPP) corresponding to the chosen module is issued. It is not equivalent to a specialty diploma and does not exempt the doctor from the legal obligations of his country for the practice of phlebology. In the event of failure to pass the examination, the candidate may retake the following year, paying the fee again. He also keeps the knowledge of his validation of theoretical credits and its practical part but if he wishes, he can re-register for the module (he will have to pay the fees for this new year).