EBNR / European Diplomas / European Diploma in Diagnostic Spine Neuroradiology / 2. Eligibility Criteria and Terms & Conditions
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The EBNR must ensure that a candidate fulfills all requirements before participating in the final examination. The decision of the EBNR to accept a candidate for the examination is based on a completed, online registration, documentation, and records. Those who take the examination agree that they are bound by the EBNR’s rulings with regard to credentials and examination scores.

The requirements to be eligible to sit for the final examination for the EDiDSNR are the following:

The candidate must be a certified radiologist or neuroradiologist for at least two years (see note 1);

The candidate must be a full member of the ESNR (see note 2).

The candidate must have successfully attended and passed a complete cycle of the European Course on Spine Radiology (see note 3);

The candidate must exhibit proof of training in a recognized spine neuroradiology center and/or clinical activity in the field of spine neuroradiology (see note 4);

Completion of online registration;

Payment of the examination fee.

Additional notes:

1. The candidate must be a certified radiologist for at least two years. In other words, he/she must have completed his/her radiology training according to her/his local and national regulations within the two years prior to the final examination.

Proof of completion of specialist training by the national certifying body must be submitted with the application. Certifications must be officially translated into English.

1.1. This point refers to candidates who undertake dedicated training in neuroradiology only; currently, this refers to trainees in Portugal. The candidate must provide official confirmation from the national certifying body demonstrating that he/she is a neuroradiologist

1.2. A candidate who has completed his or her radiology training in a non-European country is welcome to sit for the examination when this training or experience is deemed adequate by the EBNR Committee.

2. Individual full membership to the ESNR is a prerequisite to apply. Junior, associate, or institutional membership is not accepted.

3. The candidate must have attended all modules of the European Course in Spine Radiology, and must have passed the written examination administered at the end of each module. There must not be an interval longer than five years between attendance at the modular courses and the final diploma examination.

4. The candidate must have undergone training in spine neuroradiology to be eligible for the EDiDSNR. This must be certified in writing by the Head of the Department. All certifications must be in English, or officially translated into English. Auto-certification is not sufficient.

5. The candidate must have sufficient ability in the English language to be able to communicate with foreign colleagues, to study international literature, and to master the examination.

Please note that candidates, who are NOT certified radiologists CANNOT sit for the final examination for the European Diploma in Diagnostic Spine Neuroradiology (EDiDSNR).

The Certificate of the EDiDSNR will be awarded to all non-radiologists who pass all sets of the written examinations for the course.