A diploma available to radiologists certifying that the holder has a level of knowledge and competency in line with the European Society of Radiology (ESR) European Training Curriculum for Radiology.
The examination is open to radiologists and radiology residents in their fifth year of training.
- Candidates must at least be in their fifth year of national radiology training at the time of the examination.
- Active membership of the relevant national radiological society in the year of the examination is required.
- Candidates must be ESR full members, corresponding members or members in training in the year of the examination.
In order to take the examination, the following documents are required and must be submitted to the EBR office:
- Proof of training indicating the duration of radiology training and expected date of completion (if not yet complete) signed by the training institution.
- Proof of active membership of the relevant national radiological society.
- For candidates with less than five years of training only:
Proof of experience as a supervised staff radiologist is required.
- For corresponding members only:
Proof of profession from your current hospital/institution is required.
A scanned copy of your passport.
Documentation required in order to receive the EDiR certificate:
In order to receive the EDiR certificate the following documents must be submitted and received by the EBR office as soon as available.
- An up-to-date proof of licence to practise in radiology from the official national registration body (for corresponding members and private practitioners only).
- A Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) by the official national registration body or the training institution indicating a minimum of five years of radiology training. Please send this document per email or fax as soon as available after your successful EDiR examination. (For ESR members who have not completed their radiology training before the EDiR examination).
- A proof of membership of the ESR.
- In cases where the training programme was less than five years, a proof of practice years as a supervised staff radiologist after your completion of radiology training is required (for candidates with less than five years of training only).
The examination tests knowledge, skills and competence in general radiology in three components:
- Multiple response questions (MRQs): Computer-based examination (90 minutes).
- Short cases (SCs): Computer-based examination (90 minutes).
- Clinically Oriented Reasoning Evaluation (CORE): Practical-oriented cases, computer-based examination (90 minutes).
Message from the EDiR Scientific Director 04/16
In order to meet the increasing demand for the diploma–over 1,000 candidates by the end of 2015–new approaches to the oral part of the examination became necessary. In April 2015, the EDiR Scientific Board presented various alternatives and the creation of a computer-based examination platform was approved. The first pilot trial of this state-of-the-art approach was successfully carried out at ECR 2016.