EBU Oral Examination

Date: Saturday 29 June 2019
Time: Between 08.00 and 20.15 hrs
Venue: Warsaw, Poland.

Oral Examination 
The objective is to test the candidate’s ability to evaluate and manage common cases in every day practice. Within the timeframe of maximum 55 minutes the candidate is examined by a team of two urologists on four clinical cases.  

Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must have passed the EBU Online Written Examination from 2014 up till and including 2018. In addition the applicant meets one of the following criteria.

UEMS/EBU Applicant


Final-year resident

Trained as part of an official national urology training programme in a UEMS/EBU member country.
The training must be completed before 31 October 2019.

Certified urologist

Holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in a UEMS/EBU member country. 

A certified urologist who is qualified in a non-UEMS/EBU member country is eligible to take the EBU Online Written Examination, however not the FEBU Oral Examination. 

UEMS/EBU member countries
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

The examination is offered in the following languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
A minimum number of candidates per language may be considered.

Examination fee per candidate
EUR 450,00.

Application procedure
Online registration starts 5 December 2018 and ends 30 January 2019 23:59 CET.

Step 1: Online registration
- Fill in personal information: In case the registration is done by a third party the registrant is obliged to provide the accurate details of the applicant. 
- Choose the debtor payment option: "Applicant" or "Other" (i.e. sponsor). The invoice is issued in the name of, and is sent to the debtor by post.
- Pay the examination fee: The payment can be done by credit card only and is processed upon completion of the registration.
- Finish the registration: The applicant receives an automated confirmation of registration by email. 

Step 2: Submit the required documents
To complete the application procedure, the applicant must submit hard copies of the following documents:

- 1 passport-sized photograph.
- Photocopy of valid passport or identity card.
- EBU logbook
* covering the period January 2014 – November 2018.
- Curriculum Vitae
 (CV) in English*.
- Document stating the training/certification status. 

  - Final-year resident: Original 2019 EBU Oral Examination statement*
  - Urologist: A photocopy of the national board certificate in urology.

Additional information and/or English translation may be requested.
*These documents must be printed on the provided templates and contain current and accurate information. The required documents must be delivered by post at the EBU office on, or before 1 March 2019.
After the documents have been evaluated, the candidate will be informed by e-mail whether the application has been accepted.

Step 3: Receive information about the status of the application
The number of candidates is limited to 320. If the number of applications exceeds 320 a waiting list will be put in place, and:  
- A maximum number of candidates per language may be considered. The applications are handled on first-come, first-serve basis.
- Applicants who have passed the EBU Written Examination in 2014 are given priority.

Mid-April 2019: After all applications have been processed, applicants will be informed by e-mail about the status of their application which is one of the following:

- Participation: Candidates selected to take the examination will receive a  confirmation of participation by email including the venue/hotel details and general information about the examination procedure.  

- Waiting list: Applicants on the waiting list will be informed accordingly. When a time slot becomes available the applicant will be given the choice to either participate or decline. The waiting list is maintained until 28 May 2019. In case of non-participation the full examination fee is reimbursed. 

- Cancellation: In case the applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria and/or fails to submit the required documents, the EBU will cancel the registration. The examination fee minus EUR 50,00 cancellation fee will be reimbursed.

Step 4: Receive information about the time of examination
Mid-May 2019: The candidates will be informed by email about the time of their examination session.
There are 8 examination sessions. Personal preferences for the time of examination will not be taken into consideration.

Provisional programme
08.00-12.30: Examination sessions 1-4.
13.35-18.00: Examination sessions 5-8.
19.30-20.15: Announcement of results and diploma ceremony.
Candidates are strongly recommended to attend the diploma ceremony and collect the (provisional) FEBU Diploma. 

To ensure a fair examination the candidates of the first 3 morning and first 3 afternoon sessions will have to remain at the venue until the last morning and last afternoon sessions have started. Respective candidates will have to wait in the designated waiting area once their examination session has ended. 

Electronic equipment
The use of electronic equipment is not allowed in the examination room and the sequestering area. Candidates who do not adhere to this policy will be disqualified.

Scoring system
In 2018 the re-examination was discontinued.

FEBU diploma and FEBU title
Successful candidates are presented a proof of successful completion during the FEBU diploma ceremony.
- Certified urologist: Receives the FEBU diploma and may use the FEBU title. 
- Final-year resident: Is presented a provisional diploma which states that the holder will obtain the FEBU diploma, and may use the FEBU title, only after having submitted a copy of the certificate of accreditation as a urologist at the EBU office.

EU-ACME accreditation
Following the EU-ACME credit system the FEBU diploma qualifies for 50 credits.

Result and Certificate
About 2 weeks after the examination the result letter is sent by postal mail. The result is provided only once. The content of the examination is not disclosed.

Cancellation procedure
Cancellations must be reported by e-mail. The following cancellation fees apply.

EUR 50,00 in case of: 
- Cancellation by the EBU if the applicant does not meet the application criteria.
- Cancellation by the applicant received on, or before 14 March 2019.  
The remaining balance of EUR 400,00 will be refunded.

EUR 100,00 in case of: 
- Cancellation by the applicant received between 15 March up to and including 15 May 2019. 
The remaining balance of EUR 350,00 will be refunded.

Full examination fee in case of: 
Cancellation by the applicant received between 16 May up to and including 28 June 2019. 
- No show. 
A cancelled registration will not be deferred.

National (exit) examinations
In these countries the EBU Oral Examination is co-organised under the auspices of the national urological associations. 
- Hungary: Budapest. 
- Poland: Warsaw. 
- Turkey: Istanbul.
Candidates take the examination in their native language and are registered through their national associations. 

Candidates are recommended to follow the advice and recommendations of their national curriculum. No specific texts or sources are required or suggested to prepare for the EBU Examination.
The EAU guidelines provide a useful consensus of urological management.