EBU Oral Examination

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

EBU Oral Examination
The objective is to test the candidate‚Äôs 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 three clinical cases.  

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

- Final-year resident: Trained as part of an official national urology training programme in a UEMS/EBU member country. The training must be completed on or before 31 October 2019.
- Certified urologist: Fully qualified as a urologist by the recognised national authority from 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 EBU 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 will be available between December 2018 and January 2019.

Step 1: Online registration
Step 2: Submit the required documents
Step 3: Receive information about the status of the application
Step 4: Receive information about the time of examination.

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 FEBU diploma ceremony.
Candidates are strongly recommended to remain present until the end of the programme.

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 [PDF]

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.

The EBU will charge a fee of EUR 50,00 administration fee in case the FEBU Diploma is not collected onsite and has to be sent by postal mail after the event.

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 letters are sent by postal mail. The results are provided only once. The content of the examination is not disclosed.
Requests for insight into one's performance cannot be met.

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

EUR 50,00
- Cancellation by the EBU if the applicant does not meet the application criteria.
- Cancellation by the applicant received on, or before 1 March 2019. 
The remaining balance will be refunded.

EUR 100,00
- Cancellation by the applicant received between 2 March up till and including 15 April 2019. 
The remaining balance will be refunded.

100% of the examination fee
Cancellation by the applicant received between 16 April up till and including 29 June 2019. 
- No show. 
A cancelled registration will not be deferred.

National Examinations
In the following countries the EBU Oral Examination is co-organised under the auspices of the national urological associations. Candidates take the examination in their native language and are registered through their national associations.
- Georgia: The national exit examination is held in Tbilisi.
- Hungary: The national exit examination is held in Budapest.
- Poland: The national exit examination is held in Warsaw.
- Turkey: The national examination is held in Istanbul.

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.