EUROPEAN DIPLOMA IN EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY (EDER)
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Aim(s) and target group
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
– Step 1: Email Application
– Step 2: Completion of all requirements
– Step 3: 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.
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.
Full member: € 400.00
Corresponding member: € 600.00
Re-Examination: € 200.00
Re-Accreditation: € 50.00
STEP 1 – Email Application
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to 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
a) Application form
The completed application form must be submitted to the ESER Office by the respective deadline.
b) Training in Radiology
Applicants have to prove at least five (5) years of national training in radiology. A certificate of completed training needs to be provided.
For candidates with less than five (5) years of national training, a proof of experience as a supervised staff radiologist is required.
c) Subspecialty training
At least two (2) years of subspecialty training (including an emergency radiology fellowship) or two (2) years of work in an ER environment/facility, following radiology certification, is required. Subspecialty training/work during the residency period pre-radiology certification does not fulfill the training requirement for a diploma. A signed letter from the head of department/programme director has to be provided.
d) Proof of practice
Diplomas may only be awarded to fully trained, licensed, and practicing radiologists. Specialists from other fields and radiologists no longer in practice are specifically excluded from being granted the ESR-endorsed ESER diploma. For the purposes of this requirement, a proof of practice has to be provided.
e) RIS documentation/Logbook
A total record of the candidate’s experience in emergency radiology countersigned by the candidate’s programme director is required (at least two (2) years of subspecialty clinical practice/training certified by the programme director).
f) Letter of support
A letter of support from the head of department/programme director is required.
g) CME credits
At least 50 CME credits in emergency radiology, recognised by ESER, are required (e.g., ESER recommends the European Congress of Radiology – ECR).
h) Curriculum vitae
A curriculum vitae (CV) has to be provided.
i) ESER and ESR Membership
Candidates have to be active full or corresponding radiologist members in good standing of ESER and ESR, in the year(s) of application and examination.
Candidates have to attend at least two (2) ESER scientific meetings in five (5) years. The respective certificates should be sent together with the application form
k) Webinars & Workshops
ESER recommends to attend additional webinars and workshops to get continuous education and training for the diploma.
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 MCQs: five answer options, 1 of the given answer options is correct, no negative marking for incorrect answers
– 10 pictorial MCQs: five answer options, 1 of the given answer options is 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.
Next Examination: ECR 2020 | Vienna/Austria | date & time to be confirmed
Application period: November 04 – February 03
> Special offer for the first applicants: 50% reduction on the application fee!
For your application kindly complete the application form and return it to the ESER Office for approval by the ESER Diploma Committee. Upon acceptance of your diploma application, we will send you the credit card authorization form to proceed with the payment.
The ESER Office will confirm the receipt of the candidates application and all required additional information once received. If a candidate cannot provide all entry criteria by the stated deadline, his/her registration for the exam will be cancelled. Candidates judged to have satisfied the entry criteria will be eligible to take the examination and informed accordingly by the ESER Office.
>> Download the ESER Diploma Application Form.
Diploma renewal after five years
ESER will renew the European Diploma in Emergency Radiology every five years for full/corresponding radiologist members in good standing of ESR and ESER upon proof of at least 100 CME credits in emergency radiology (or equivalent national credits) and the visit of at least one ESER Annual Meeting within past 60 months. A renewal fee of € 50.00 will be applicable.
In case a candidate did not pass the European Diploma in Emergency Radiology he/she has the possibility to retake the examination one year later. A reduced fee of € 200.00 will be granted for a re-examination.
No refunds can be provided if the applicant withdraws his/her application after acceptance of the same. If applying again for the next examination, only 50% of the respective handling fee will be charged.
Useful learning resources
Here are useful learning resources for you in preparing for the exam:
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