EBNR / European Diplomas / European Diploma in Neuroradiology / 3. Examination Structure
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1. English is the official language of all parts of the examination.

2. Before the examination

Candidates are required to come to the EBNR Registration Desk 30 minutes before the scheduled written examination.

Candidates are requested to bring and present a photo ID document confirm his/her identity.

3. Examination

3.1 Course Written examination

The written examination is administered at the end of each module of the ECNR. The examination reflects the content of that particular course and may also include questions on anatomy, techniques, and general concepts of neuroradiology. The examination consists of multiple-choice questions; each question consists of a single stem with five options of which there is only one correct answer. One point is awarded to each correct answer; there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Unsuccessful candidates will have the opportunity to re-sit the examination once. To enjoy this opportunity, a specific request must be submitted in writing to the EBNR Central Office. Re-sit examinations are typically held on the second day of the next ECNR module.

3.2 Final Written Examination of Short Cases

The final written examination will consist of short cases. These will be presented as a Power Point Presentation with minimum four questions. These will be simple questions requiring either a true / false response or a single word or phrase answer. For each of the cases, correct answers will receive a positive score, and no points will be deducted in case of a wrong/blank answer.

The duration will be informed at beginning of the examinations.

All candidates will be invited to sit the oral examination and a poor performance in the written examination may be compensated for by a very good performance in the oral examination.

Further details together with sample questions are provided in the guidance notes for candidates (guidance notes for candidates will be available on the EBNR web site including example questions).

3.3 Final Oral Examination

The oral examination will be conducted by the examiners working under the guidance of the EBNR.

The juries will be consisting of minimal two examiners.

The examination will last approximately 30 minutes.

Minimum five or possibly more cases further cases will then be shown. These will be typical cases that a practicing neuroradiologist will be expected to come across as part of their routine practice. The candidates will be tested on various aspects of the case including diagnosis, differential diagnosis, technical details and further management etc.

Further details together with sample questions are provided in the guidance notes for candidates (guidance notes for candidates will be available on the EBNR web site including example questions).

3.4 Results

At the end of the oral examinations, the Board Examination Committee will meet to discuss the results. Any extenuating circumstances must be brought to the attention of the EBNR and the Board Examination Committee in writing prior to this meeting.

Any such extenuating circumstances raised after the meeting of the Board Examination Committee cannot be taken into consideration.

The results of the European Diploma in Neuroradiology (EDiNR) will be made available during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESNR and Diplomas will be delivered during the EDiNR Ceremony. If a successful candidate cannot stay for the EDiNR Ceremony during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESNR the diploma will be sent individually.