EBU Online In-Service Assessment

Dates: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March 2019 
Time: Both days between 00.00 and 23.59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Format: Online test in collaboration with Pearson VUE
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English

In-Service Assessment (ISA)
The assessment consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which cover all fields of urology. The objective of this self-assessment is allowing candidates to evaluate their current knowledge base against the current European standards.

It encourages both the teacher and student to reflect upon their training scheme. Residents and programme directors can use it to identify deficiencies related to specific urological topics and target those areas in future training. 

The analysis offers a comparison of the resident’s level of knowledge against other candidates in his/her country of residency and in the same year of training. 
Certified urologists can benefit from taking this assessment as part of their CME requirements. These candidates are assigned to a separate peer group and receive a comparative analysis.

Examination fees per candidate

- EUR 50,00: Regular fee.
EUR 40,00: Reduced fee for applicants from an EBU Certified Training Centre.

Registration procedure
Online registration starts December 2018.

Step 1: Online registration
Step 2: Receive confirmation of participation from EBU
Step 3: Create a personal Pearson VUE account and schedule the assessment
Step 4: Take the online assessment

Results/Statistical analysis
There is no pass/fail mark. For the statistical analysis, the scores of all candidates are combined. Individual scores for each topic are presented alongside the group results and, if applicable, of various peer groups, allowing for a comparison among different groups.
About 4 weeks after the assessment the results will be sent by post. The results are provided only once.

Cancellation Policy

If a candidate is registered twice, individually and as part of a group, the individual registration is automatically cancelled by the EBU. In the case of a cancellation or no-show there will be no refund. 

Booklets with MCQs (including correct answers) used in previous EBU In-Service Assessments are available for purchase. Download the order form here