EBNR / European Diplomas / European Diploma in Spine Radiology - interventional / 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 complete online registration, documentation, and records. Those who take the examination agree that they are bound by the EBNR’s rulings regarding credentials and examination scores.

The requirements to be eligible to sit for the final examination for the European Diploma in Spine Radiology - interventional (EDiSR-interventional) 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, including the hands-on workshops (see note 3);

•The candidate must have successfully attended ONE ESNR full hands-on course (see note 4);

• The candidate must exhibit proof of training in a recognized spine radiology center and/or clinical activity in the field of interventional spine radiology and present a logbook (see note 5);

• 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, she/he must have completed her/his radiology training according to her/his local and national regulations within the two years prior to the final examination. Please note that candidates who are NOT certified radiologists CANNOT sit for the final examination for the European Diploma in Spine Radiology – interventional (EDiSR-interventional).

Proof of completion of specialist training by the national certifying body must be submitted with the application. Certifications must be officially translated into English. Auto-certification is not sufficient.

1.1. 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 on Spine Radiology, presently consisting of two modules, and must have passed the modular examination administered at the end of each module. The candidate must have attended ALL hands-on workshops of the European Course on Spine Radiology.

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 attended ONE ESNR Spine Interventional Neuroradiology, full hands-on course, and must have passed the assessment of their practical skills at the end of the course.

5. The candidate must have undergone training in interventional spine radiology to be eligible for the EDiSR-interventional. This must be certified in writing (logbook with min 50 procedures1) by the head of the department. All certifications must be in English, or officially translated into English. Auto-certification is not sufficient.

6. 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.

The Certificate of the ECSR-interventional will be awarded to all doctors, regardless of individual specialty, who pass all two sets of the written examinations for the course, attended the hands-on workshops and one ESNR Spine Interventional Neuroradiology - FULL hands-on course.

These terms and conditions serve as a binding contract between the European Board of Neuroradiology (EBNR) and the candidate for the European Diploma in Spine Radiology-interventional (EDiSR-interventional) examinations.

1 Standards for European training requirements in interventional neuroradiology (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00234-019-02300-2)