EBIR examination structure
Oral Examination: 100 minutes
Written Examination: 120 minutes
Oral Examination: There are 10 stations with one case examined per station. Each station lasts 10 minutes. Aspects covered during the case discussion include: diagnosis, procedural details, equipment selection, outcomes, safety, potential complications, etc.
Written Examination: 60 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) presented in single best answer format (question poses 4 alternate answers of which the candidate must choose the best one). Each question is allocated equal marks and there is no negative marking.
Oral Examination: Administered by 10 well-trained examiners (IRs), the examination may also be observed by a secondary examiner in training.
Written Examination: Overseen by professional supervisors
The assessment content covers the entirety of the European Curriculum and Syllabus of Interventional Radiology. The candidate will receive either a “pass” or “fail” result. There are no distinctions awarded.
To receive a “pass result”, the candidate must:
- achieve a total percentage grade of over 50% and
- pass both oral and written examination independently
As the total percentage grade is composed of the results of the written and the oral examination, performing in one of the parts <50% will lead to a “fail” result even though the total percentage may exceed 50%. There is no compensation between the MCQ and the oral examination.
The EBIR Examinations Team relies on Speedwell Examination Software for the creation, storage and data evaluation of the EBIR examinations.
For more information please see our Marks and Standards Document.
Results will be communicated to candidates no earlier than 8 weeks after the examination. Successful candidates will be awarded a formal certificate, which will be sent by post. Successful candidates may add EBIR (European Board of Interventional Radiology) to their post-nominal qualifications.
Candidates who have not passed the examination can apply to re-sit the exam. Those applying for a repeat exam must complete the payment as before. A transfer of the previous examination fee is not possible. Please contact Examination Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) about resubmission of any documents.
Who is on the writing team?
The EBIR writing team is composed of EBIR holders who have declared their interest in writing questions or cases for the EBIR examination and have taken part in one of our exam-writing workshops.
The Examination Council oversees the creation of material and plays a key role in maintaining the high-quality standards of the examination. The members are also examiners at the oral examination and write questions for the oral and/or MCQ exam.
|Otto van Delden||Chairperson|
|Raman Uberoi||Deputy Chairperson|
|Colin Nice||Head of Written Examination|
|Fabrizio Fanelli||Head of Oral Examination|
|Geert A. Maleux|