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Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
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How to prepare

Syllabus

The European Board of Interventional Radiology is based on the Second Edition of the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology

CIRSE Library

The recommended lectures available on the CIRSE Library have been carefully chosen to reflect the content of the Syllabus. However, please be aware that the selection is subjective and may not touch upon every aspect of the wide range of IR procedures and topics. Therefore, the EBIR Council also recommends the use of references, such as text books and relevant literature for examination preparations.

Please note: The volume of information provided for each topic is not correlated to the importance of the topic in the examination. For more information, please see the EBIR examination blueprint which may be found in chapter 2.1.1.1 of the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR. This blueprint outlines the learning objectives of the Syllabus and displays how frequently individual topics are examined.

CIRSE Academy

The CIRSE Academy offers a range of online courses that cover the basics of IR. All courses are CME certified and based on the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology.

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Sample questions

Clinical case scenario examination

The clinical case scenario examination is a written assessment, comprising of 10 sequential items. Each sequential item is made up of 4-6 selected response questions that are all related to a specific case scenario. Within a sequential item, every question logically succeeds the previous question i.e. after the first question is answered, additional information is added to facilitate answering the second question, and so on. Candidates may be required to select the single best answer, select multiple correct answers or order the answers in a specific way. During this examination once a question has been answered, candidates are no longer permitted to return to that question.

Questions will be asked in the following formats:

  • Single best answer: a question poses multiple alternative answers and the candidate must choose the best one
  • Multiple best answer: a question poses multiple alternative answers of which one or more are correct, candidates will be asked to “choose all that apply”
  • Place in order: a question poses multiple alternative options and the candidate must place them in the correct order

 

General clinical practice examination

The general clinical practice examination is a written assessment, comprising of approximately 50 multiple choice questions. These are all standalone questions. During this assessment, candidates can return to any question whether it be answered or unanswered.

Questions will be asked in the following format:

  • Single best answer: a question poses multiple alternative answers and the candidate must choose the best one