FAQs on EBNEN

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Frequently asked questions on EBNEN

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Trainees

Why should I become fellow of the EBNEN?

By successfully completing the EBNEN programme, candidates will receive an official certification and an EU-wide recognised accreditation in neuroendocrine neoplasia medicine by the governing body UEMS. This programme is comparable to other European Board offers organised by the UEMS in association with other medical societies.

Applicants are required the meet the following criteria in order to be consider eligible candidates for the training:

  • Medical Profession; doctor who has completed their general professional training
  • Fellowship or equivalent in competency. The candidates should all have a national qualification, e.g. Board in Gastroenterology in their specialty prior to entering the program (Specialist in NEN Medicine).
  • ENETS membership in good standing.

Am I too old to start a fellowship?

No, you may start an EBNEN fellowship anytime.

How can I apply for a fellowship?

Please apply via the ENETS website: Information for Trainees

How much does a fellowship cost?

The fellowship itself does not cost anything. Costs will incur only when an EBNEN fellow candidate applies to sit the examination. For more details, please visit the website.

Can I complete the fellowship if I am not based in a European country?

The EBNEN must be completed within a training institution located in the EU. Please look at our current list of training institutions. Provided you are accepted by a training institution to complete a fellowship, you do not need to be an EU citizen.

Can I fast-track my fellowship if I have already completed sections of the logbook?

Yes, if you are a NET expert, EBNEN trainer at a training institute, you may complete a fast-track fellowship. It is necessary to ensure that you have completed all sections of the logbook and that this has been completed before applying to sit an examination.

We welcome our trainers and colleagues to complete a fellowship – please reach out to the EBNEN board or ENETS office (info@enets.org) if you are interested in starting a fast-track fellowship.

Trainers

Do I have to complete an EBNEN fellowship in order to be a trainer?

No, it is not compulsory for EBNEN trainers to have completed a fellowship during the initial phase of the project. However, it is highly desirable that all EBNEN trainers take advantage of and complete a fast-track EBNEN fellowship over the next five years until 2030.

May I be a trainer and an examiner?

Yes, EBNEN trainers may also be examiners - at least in the initial phase of the project until a good stock of trainers and examiners has been built up slowly over time.

Will I be remunerated as a trainer by ENETS?

No, there is no remuneration for trainers and training institutions.

How many trainees will I be required/expected to train?

This is left to each individual trainer and training institution to decide.

Training institutions

Does the center have to be an accredited ENETS CoE or an ERN-NEN accredited center?

A training institution must be accredited with competent National Medical Boards, in agreement with UEMS and ENETS standards, and should possess an adequate infrastructure and offer qualitative and quantitative clinical exposure. They are also required to have an internal system of medical audit or quality assurance, with written general guidelines on patient care associated activities. Optimally, they should be member(s) of one or more European Reference Networks (ERNs) and accredited as ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE).

Therefore, eligible training institutions will be:

  • Institutions that have already been accredited as ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE), or
  • Equivalent institutions able to meet the training requirements with expertise and infrastructure comparable with ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE) must be approved by ENETS in order to be able to participate in the NEN specialist training programme.

Our center can only train internal colleagues and not external trainees – is this an issue?

No, this is not an issue at all. It is up to each training institution to decide if they offer fellowship placements to either internal, or external trainees, or both.

Does our center have to be based in Europe?

Yes, training institutions should be based in Europe (incl. UK, Norway, Switzerland, etc.).

How many trainees should we expect?

This is left to each individual trainer and training institution to decide.

Who pays for trainees?

Fellows and training centers are responsible for any funding. ENETS is not in the position to offer bursaries.

Examiners

Do I have to complete an EBNEN fellowship in order to be an examiner?

No, it is not compulsory for EBNEN examiners to have completed a fellowship during the initial phase of the project. However, it is highly desirable that all examiners take advantage of and complete a fast-track EBNEN fellowship over the next five years until 2030.

How can I apply to be an examiner?

Please register your interest directly with the ENETS Office at info@enets.org. Examiner and trainer requirements are the same. For more information, please refer to the information for trainers webpage.

How often will exams take place?

For the initial phase, exams will take place once a year in March within the framework of the annual ENETS conference. The first set of exams is planned for 2026.

Exams

When are the first exams scheduled?

In March 2026 during the 23rd Annual ENETS Conference.

Examiners

May I be an examiner and a trainer at the same time?

Yes, EBNEN trainers may also be examiners - at least in the initial phase of the project until a good stock of trainers and examiners has been built up slowly over time.

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