The EU Board Exam in NEN Medicine aims to provide a structured test for qualification as NEN Specialist. The successful candidates will gain a European Certificate in NEN, which is intended to be the main knowledge-based assessment tool for training across Europe and ultimately for all continent’s experts, with the aim of establishing world class-leading standards in that competency throughout all countries. This EBNEN examination is an assessment in knowledge in core clinical NEN conditions and tests knowledge in the areas of relevant science and clinical practice, including diagnosis, investigation, interpretation, prevention and treatment as described in the logbook.
Recommended resources for learning can be found in the Resources section of the website, including e-learnings, webinars and current guidelines. Trainees are advised to attend (inter-)national conferences and acquire up-to-date knowledge on the latest research developments in the field of NEN.
The exam is written/oral in nature and consists of two parts on two consecutive days:
Part 1 (MCQ): 150 single best answer MCQ in 2.5 hours (150 minutes) worth 40% of overall mark.
Candidates are required to make the minimum standard in the MCQ to be allowed to sit Part 2 the following day.
Part 2 (Clinical Exam): 9 x 10-minute stations worth 60% of overall marks. Clinical scenarios from the curriculum will be assessed by oral examination. There are standardized patients present in some of the stations. Critical appraisal of a journal paper and non-technical skills such as obtaining consent and communication will also be assessed in stations. All stations are not weighted the same marks. A standard setting exercise will be conducted by the examination board to determine final pass mark. Candidates must achieve a passing mark the Clinical Exam in itself.
The role of the Examiner is crucial to secure the highest quality standard for the EU Board Exam in NEN Medicine. Examiners must be active in NEN Medicine in Europe and be familiar with the framework of the ETR, the contents of the logbook and have received training in the application of examination tools to the required standard. Examiners are current Fellows of the EBNEN.
Eligibility criteria for examinees
Potential examinees should have completed competency training for 2 years in an accredited program in ENETS Centers of Excellence or in an institution providing service for NEN patients on the level of a ENETS Centers of Excellence. The competences of the examinee should be collected in the logbook and signed of by the accredited training director.
Registrations for trainees for EBNEN exams are not yet open. We will continue to keep you updated on when applications are open.