EUROPEAN DIPLOMA IN EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY (EDER)
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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 European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER) is proud 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. The European Diploma in Emergency Radiology is endorsed 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.
Chairperson EDER Diploma
Prof.Dr. Stefan Wirth, Munich/DE
1. EDER is acquired in 3 steps
– Email Application
– 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 3, 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 – Email Application
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order we can add your name to the Diploma list. From now on you will be included in the mailing and newsletter list to be up-to-date. Furthermore, you can now start to complete all requirements of Step 2.
STEP 2 – Completion of all requirements
1. Board Certification
The candidate has to be a board certified radiologist and needs to send a proof for verification.
2. Training in Radiology
The candidate has to have at least five (5) years of national training in radiology, plus one (1) year of subspecialty training. A proof, signed by the head of department or programme director has to be sent for verification. If less than 5 years of training a ‘Proof of experience’ is required.
3. Training in Emergency Radiology
Approval from the candidate’s head of department or Emergency Radiology programme director, confirming that the candidate was trained in emergency radiology for a cumulative duration of at least one (1) year. Please indicate the name/email of your head of department or Emergency Radiology programme director within the application form.
4. Proof of practice
Applicants need to send a proof of practice.
ESER is offering 11 diploma related webinars per year. The applicant must attend all webinars. Webinars are free of charge but require active ESER membership.
ESER is offering 11 diploma related workshops per year. The application must attend all workshops. A separate fee for each workshop is applicable.
7. Accepted paper/poster at ESER Annual Meeting
Applicants must have at least one (1) paper/poster abstract, covering an ER-topic, accepted by the ESER Board. If not presented during an ESER Annual Scientific Meeting, a proof of paper/poster presentation has to be sent for verification.
8. Curriculum Vitae
Applicants must provide a CV including a record of:
– previous training posts in general and Emergency Radiology
– all scientific and educational activities
9. CME credits in Emergency Radiology
The candidate has to proof at least 25 CME credits (or equivalent national credits) within the last three years specifically in Emergency Radiology with various modalities.
10. ESER and ESR Membership
Proof(s) of being member of ESER and member of ESR in good standing (full or corresponding member).
STEP 3 – Examination
Once met the requirements from Step 2, the candidate can apply for the examination and will undergo a final examination at the annual ESER or ECR Congresses according to the ESR rules.
Please note: An active registration for the respective congress is required to attend the examination.
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.
The first examination is scheduled for ECR 2019, to be held in Vienna/AT, from February 27 – March 03, 2019.
>> Download the EDER examination application form here
Please only send the completed application form (together with all proofs and documents) upon completion of STEP 2.
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