EBNR / European Diplomas / European Diploma in Pediatric 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 ECPNR. The examination reflects the content of that particular course and may also include questions on anatomy, techniques, and general concepts of pediatric 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 ECPNR module.

3.2 Final Written Examination of Short Cases

The Final Written Examination consists of a Power Point presentation in which cases are presented with 3-5 questions per case. The questions will require 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.

3.3 Final Oral Examination

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

The juries will be consisting of minimal two examiners.

The examination will last approximately 30 minutes.

The candidates will be requested to answer questions made at the discretion of the examiners. These may include the description and reporting of cases that practising paediatric neuroradiologists are expected to come across as part of their routine practice. The candidates will be tested on various aspects including diagnosis, differential diagnosis, technical details, further management, etc.

Further details together with sample questions are provided in the guidance notes for candidates.

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