EBU Oral Examination

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018
Time: Between 08.00 and 20.30 hrs.
Venue: Warsaw, Poland.



EBU 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 three clinical cases.  

Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must have passed the EBU Online Written Examination between 2013 up till and including 2017. 
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 2018.
- 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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

The examination can be taken in one of the following languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Examination fee per candidate
EUR 450,00.

Application procedure
Online registration starts 4 December 2017 and ends 31 January 2018 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.
- Complete the registration: Press "Finish". The applicant receives an automated confirmation of registration email.

Step 2: Submit the required documents
To complete the application procedure, the applicant submits hard copies of the following documents:
- 1 passport-sized photograph.
- Photocopy of passport or identity card.
- EBU Logbook
* covering the period January 2013–November 2017.
Curriculum Vitae 
(CV) in English*.
- Document stating the training/certification status: 

  - Final-year resident: Original EBU Oral Examination 2018 Statement*
  - Urologist: A photocopy of the national board certificate in urology.

*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 15 February 2018.

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 2013 are given priority.

Early April 2018: 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. This includes the venue 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 10 May 2018. 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 30,00 cancellation fee will be reimbursed.

Step 4: Receive information about the time of examination.
Early May 2018:
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 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]
Starting 2018, the re-examination is discontinued.

FEBU diploma and FEBU title
Successful candidates are presented a proof of successful completion during the 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.

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 30,00
- Cancellation by the EBU if the applicant does not meet the application criteria.
- Cancellation by the applicant received on, or before 1 March 2018. 
The remaining balance of EUR 420,00 will be refunded.

EUR 100,00
- Cancellation by the applicant received between 2 March up till and including 2 May 2018. 
The remaining balance of EUR 350,00 will be refunded.

100% of the examination fee
Cancellation by the applicant received between 3 May up till and including 3 June 2018. 
- No show. 
A cancelled registration will not be deferred.

National Examinations
- Poland and Hungary: In compliance with national regulations the exit examinations are co-organised under the auspices of the national urological associations in Warsaw and Budapest respectively.
- Turkey: In collaboration with the Joint Board of Urology the examination is organised in Ankara.
Candidates take the examination in their native language and are registered through their national associations.

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