EUROPEAN DIPLOMA IN EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY (EDER)
Emergencies are a substantial portion of radiological cases and require efficient, effective handling with correct diagnoses and decisions in a timely manner. Although certain competencies in Emergency Radiology (ER) are shared by radiologists in Europe, educational contents and duration of training differ widely and no distinguished certificate is available so far. ESER aims to unify and offer the acquisition of ER competencies and certificates. Consequently, a curriculum for the European Diploma in Emergency Radiology (EDER) was developed as concrete implementation of the European Training Curriculum (ETC) Level III for ER.
The ESER President and Executive Board are happy to offer the first curriculum with the beginning of January 2018 and proposals will be considered from September 15, 2017, onwards.
The European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER) plans to introduce the ‘European Diploma in Emergency Radiology’ (EDER) with the beginning of 2018. This diploma aims to be a common European qualification for radiologists. EDER is submitted for endorsement by the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
The European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER) aims to unify and offer the acquisition of emergency radiology (ER) competencies and certificates across Europe. Consequently, a curriculum for the European Diploma in Emergency Radiology (EDER) was developed as concrete implementation of the European Training Curriculum (ETC) Level III for ER. As the curricula of both ETC Level III and EDER have a modular structure based on anatomical regions, the learning objectives were also grouped this way.
The candidates have to be fully trained, licensed and practicing radiologists.
Chairperson EDER Diploma
Stefan Wirth, Munich/DE
1. EDER is acquired in 2 steps
– Completion of all requirements
– Written and Oral examination
2. Only a limited number of candidates can be accepted for examination, which will be held on meeting occasions like the annual ESER congress or during ECR in Vienna. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis depending on the date of receipt of application form. Early application is therefore recommended.
3. After the examination for step 2, the results of both components of the exam will be added together to produce a total score for the examination for each candidate.
4. Upon decision, a list of pass and fail candidates will be produced and candidates will be informed accordingly by email.
5. Successful candidates will be awarded the EDER Diploma and may add FESER (European Fellow of Emergency Radiology) to their name.
STEP 1 – Completion of all requirements
1. Training in Radiology
The candidate has to be fully trained, licensed and practicing radiologists. Full subspecialisation should only take place after the designated time for radiology residency, which should usually be no less than 5 years. For candidates with less than 5 years of training ‘Proof of experience’ as a supervised staff radiologist is required.
2. Training in Emergency Radiology
Approval from the candidate’s Emergency Radiology programme director or department head confirming, that the candidate was trained in emergency radiology for a cumulative duration of at least 1 year, respectively.
3. Application Form
The completed application form must be submitted to the ESER Office.
4. ESER and ESR Membership
Both proofs have to be provided. The status of a full member of ESER and full member of ESR in good standing or a corresponding membership of ESER and a corresponding membership of ESR in good standing are required for the application to the European Diploma in Emergency Radiology.
5. Proof of practice
Radiologists need to send a proof of practice.
ESER is offering 11 webinars per year. The applicant must attend all webinars.
ESER is offering 10 workshops per year. Five on behalf of ECR in March and five on occasion of the ESER Annual Meeting. The applicant must attend all workshops (Workshops are subject to an extra registration fee). Workshops may be offered during other congresses/meetings as well.
8. Accepted paper/poster at ESER Annual Meeting
Applicants must have at least one accepted paper/poster covering an ER-topic. Presentations during an ESER Annual Meeting will be accepted automatically, presentations during other meeting occasions will be checked for respective ER-content.
9. Curriculum Vitae
Applicants must provide a CV including a record of:
– previous training posts in general and emergency radiology
– all scientific and educational activities
10. CME credits in emergency radiology
Approval of at least 25 CME credits (or equivalent national credits) within the last three years specifically in emergency radiology with various modalities.
STEP 2 – Written and oral examination
(Candidates judged to have satisfied step 1 are invited from ESER to take step 2. This comprises written and oral components.)
1. Written exam
The written part of the examination will be run using a qualified software like the EDiR software or similar:
– 20 multiple choice questions
– MCQs – five answer options, 1 or more of the given answer options are correct.
– No negative marking for incorrect answers
– 10 pictorial multiple choice questions – five answer options, 1 or more of the given answer options are correct
– No negative marking for incorrect answers
– The exam lasts 60 minutes
– Candidates knowledge will be tested in all aspects relevant to emergency radiology such as anatomy, physiology, clinical practice, pathology, protocols, quality parameters
2. Oral examination
This consists of a 20-minute oral examination by ESER representatives in English language. The examiners will show each candidate a series of cases. The examiners will test all aspects of the cases relevant to emergency radiology – indication, clinical background, diagnosis, technical parameters, limitations, teamwork, therapeutic options, ethical aspects, etc.
Successful candidates will be awarded the “European Diploma in Emergency Radiology” and may add the title “FESER – Fellow of the European Society of Emergency Radiology.” to their names. The fellow title is allowed to be used/is active until the respective expiration date of the diploma.
Diploma renewal after five years
ESER will renew the European Diploma in Emergency Radiology every five years for full/corresponding ESR and ESER members in good standing upon proof of at least 100 CME credits in emergency radiology (or equivalent national credits) and visit of at least one ESER Annual Meeting within past 60 months.
Full member: € 400.00
Corresponding member: € 600.00
Re-Examination: € 200.00
Re-Accreditation: € 50.00