It has been created to help harmonize the knowledge base amongst Otorhinolaryngologists throughout Europe.
Some European countries have an end-of-training exam in order to evaluate the knowledge acquired during their training program.
The European Board Exam is NOT an alternative to a national examination, where one exists.
Through the Ebeorl a supra-national (European) independent Board will set up a quality standard for all Europe, to allow free movement of specialists between member countries.
The European Board exam consists of TWO PARTS:
PART I: Written exam with 100 multiple choice questions. Only one answer is valid. No negative markings for incorrect answers. The next Part I (written exam) will be held in 2012 (date and place to be announced).
PART II: Oral exam to complement the written part. Only those that have successfully passed part I are eligible to sit part II. Next Part II (oral exam) will be held on the 19th November 2011 in Vienna, Austria. Registration is now open.
Candidates who have passed the part I (written) and II (oral) and are specialists according to their national boards in their home countries are “Fellows of the European Board of ORL-HNS”, independent, they are from EU- or non-EU-countries. Other successful candidates (not certified as specialists yet) will receive a "Diploma of the European Board of Otorhinolaryngology".
LANGUAGE: The exam will be held ONLY in English
ALL OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO SIT THE EXAM MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH (translation of the official document stamped by the University, hospital etc is enough) AND SENT TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WHEN FILLING IN YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS IN THE APPLICATION FORM YOU FILL IN CORRECTLY YOUR FULL NAME AND SURNAME. CERTIFICATES AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE FILLED UP WITH THESE DETAILS AND WILL NOT BE CHANGED!
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WRITE YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS CORRECTLY AND NOT THE BOARD´S TO KEEP CHANGING ALL CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS.