The UEMS examination for the 2020 – 2021 training should be held on 2 and 3 July 2021, with some convocations possible as early as 1 July. A revision session will probably also be held on 1 July. In the context of the pandemic, these dates need to be confirmed during May at the latest. The official languages of the UEMS are French and English, but the examination may be conducted in English.
Registration for the exam is done independently of the module registration and the maximum fee for the UEMS is 400 € but will be specified later. The candidate can only register for the examination if the theoretical and practical parts of the teaching have been validated, but in this pandemic context it is possible that individual exemptions may be granted for the practical courses. Registration for the examination is optional but no diploma will be awarded on the basis of validation of theoretical credits and practical placements alone.
The examination consists of:
– a written part in the form of a MCQ: 50 questions (English/French), the duration of which is 50 minutes; 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).