GENERAL INFORMATION

The UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology Diploma (EBDVD) Examination is a test of excellence in Dermatology and Venereology. It is designed to assess the knowledge and clinical skills requisite to the delivery of a high standard of dermatovenereological care both in hospitals and in independent clinical practices.

The EBDVD Examination is the responsibility of the UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology (UEMS-EBDV). The first examination was held in August 2007 in Frankfurt, Germany. Thereafter, the examination has taken place in Frankfurt every year. Since the year 2016 has been installed computer-based online examination in cooperation with Orzone AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.

There are usually candidates from all over Europe and other countries outside Europe. The EBDVD Examination in most countries of the European Union is voluntary. However, many countries in Europe recognizes this examination as conforming to their own National Specialist Examinations.

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UEMS-EBDV Board Examination, August 21-22, 2015, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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UEMS-EBDV Board Examination, 5th – 6th August 2016, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

DATES & VENUE

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Please note there is a limited capacity of places for the EBDVD examination. Therefore, in the event of high demand a ‘first come first served’ policy will be imposed. So it is in your interest to submit your application urgently.

VENUE OF THE NEXT EBDVD EXAMINATION:

The European Board of Dermatovenereology Diploma (EBDVD) Examination will take place at 

Lecture Halls of the campus at the University Hospital Frankfurt
Building 10A / Basement / Computer-Examination-Room

Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
60590 Frankfurt

Please use the main entrance to the hospital and follow the signs “UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology Diploma (EBDVD) Examination”.

Map UEMS EBDVD Examination University Hospital Frankfurt 2017

pdf Venue Examination 2017

Room for catering is:
Haus - Building -  10A
Erdgeschoss - Ground floor
Raum  - Area S10-12.

DATE OF THE NEXT EBDVD EXAMINATION:

The European Board of Dermatovenereology Diploma Examination will be held on 4-5 August, 2017

DEADLINES

Deadline for APPLICATION: 31st of May 2017
Deadline for PAYMENT: 15th of June 2017

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

For the examination candidates will need to bring a laptop.

A laptop (PC or Mac) with WiFi internet connection and a web browser that is compatible with Ortrac examination software is required for the examination.
Days before the examination, candidates should test that the laptop that will be used for the examination is compatible with Ortrac examination software.
Candidates should switch on the laptop that will be used for the examination and test the compatiblity by clicking on this link: www.ortrac.com/compatibility

On checking the conditions with ORZONE and on site in the lecture hall we would like to inform you that:

  • The computers that has Ethernet connection can use that connection to access internet.
  • There will be a WI-FI for the devices that don’t have a connection for the cables in the lecture-hall.
  • You can use any device which fits to the ORZONE´s tests, just the mobile phone is not recommended, better log-book or tablet with 9" screen as the minimum.
  • There will be electricity plugs for computers available in the lecture-hall.

pdf Ortrac examination instructions

ELIGIBILITY & FEE

ELIGIBILITY TO SIT THE EBDVD EXAMINATION

SPECIALISTS
Anyone who is a certified Specialist in Dermatovenereology in a country of the European Union, other country of the Europe, as well as in a country outside Europe, is eligible to sit the EBDVD Examination, on condition that this eligibility is confirmed during the application process by legally approved copy of a document confirming specialist registration in the country the candidate is applying from. Successful specialist candidates will be granted the EBDV Diploma. The Diploma will be send by post.

RESIDENTS
It is also possible to sit the examination after 4 years of residency trainingin a country of the European Union, other country of the Europe, as well as in a country outside Europe on condition that this eligibility is confirmed during the application process by the Head of Department of training of the candidate. Successful candidates will be granted the EBDV Diploma. The Diploma will be send by post.

EBDVD EXAMINATION FEE

The EBDVD Examination Fee for all candidates is 400 EUR (+ bank fees) and can be paid by bank transfer.

The fee covers the administrative cost of organising the EBDVD examination, and it is not refundable if the candidate does not attend the examination or does not pass the examination. It is therefore very important that you pay if you are certain of your eligibility to sit the examination.
In case of unexpected important reason, if you can not participate the examination, you can apply for the postponement of the examination. Your fee will be deposited, but only for one year. You have to take notice that next year you are not included in the list of candidates automatically, but you have to fulfil the application procedure again.
Every unsuccessful Candidate has the right to retake the examination two times over a three-years´ period.
The following year (or later) he has to fulfil the application procedure again – complete the relevant application form and has to pay the EBDVD Examination Fee of 400 EUR plus bank fees.
But he has the possibility to retake only those sessions, which he did not pass the first time..

EBDV BANK TRANSFER DETAILS

It is very important that you include your name and surnamein the reference section of your bank transfer. Without this information we will not be able to allocate the payment to your application. Please refer to the example outlined below.

Amount of money: 400 EUR
Name of recipient: AISBL UEMS/S.Dermatology
Account number (IBAN): BE13 0016 7242 9439
BIC/SWIFT code: GEBABEBB
Bank name: BNP Paribas Fortis
Bank address: Montagne du Parc 3, B-1000 Bruxelles
Mandatory reference: Board examination fee/ Name and Surname of the applicant

Please note that the applicant is responsible for all bank transfer charges, i.e. the sum that reaches the account has to be 400 EUR.

STRUCTURE OF EXAMINATION

The examination is composed of 381 multiple choice questions (MCQs) with clinical slide collection included.The UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology Diploma (EBDVD) Examination has a computer-bases online examination format. The language available is English. Multiple choice questions (MCQs) cover any basic science, medical or surgical topic relevant to the practice of dermatovenereologyand represents European curriculum of dermatovenereology (see ‘Syllabus and Recommended Reading’). The examination is divided into six sessions and takes place within two days:

Session Number of Questions Topics First day,
time
Second day,
time
Registration     11.00 - 12.30  
Introduction     12.30 - 13.00  
Session 1 59 MCQs Epidemiology, History, Terminology, Definitions, Prevention,
Dermatopathology, General Dermatology
13.00 - 15.00  
Session 2  108 MCQs  General Dermatology, Dermatopharmacology, Therapy  15.30 - 17.30  
Session 3  46 MCQs  Infectious Diseases, STD/STI, Ano-genital Diseases  18.00 - 19.30  
Session 4  56 MCQs  STD/STI, Bullous and Autoimmune Dermatoses, Eczema    08.30 - 10.30 
Session 5  30 MCQs  Dermato-Oncology    11.00 - 12.30 
Session 6  82 MCQs  Dermato-Oncology, Dermoscopy, Allergology, Dermato-Surgery, Phlebology, Angiology, Psychosomatics    13.00 - 15.00 

*The number of questions and topics between sessions can be changed, but not later than 1 month before the examination.
**During breaks will be served coffee, tea, soft drinks, sandwiches, cakes.

pdf Examples of the type of questions

SCORE CALCULATION FOR EBDVD

The UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology Diploma (EBDVD) Examination has 381 multiple choice questions (MCQs) with clinical slide collection included. Every question has score from 1 to 5 according to severity. If you mark correct answers of the question, you will receive the maximal score of the question. If you mark not all correct answers, you will receive the percentage part of the maximal score of the question. EBDVD Examination has not negative marking. If you mark incorrect answers, you will receive 0 score of the question.
The passing score for the examination is 55 percentages. Successfully to pass the examination candidate has to achieve this 55 percentages passing score in every session of the examination (six sessions). The results are announced after autumn meeting of UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology, usually in October, candidates are receiving personal e-mails from EBDV. EBDVD computer-based online examination is operated and scores are calculated by Orzone AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Orzone-LogoOrzone AB
Engelbrektsgatan 28
411 37 Gothenburg, Sweden
Phone: +46 31 10 86 00
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SYLLABUS & RECOMMENDED READING

SYLLABUS

The UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology Diploma (EBDVD) Examination is a test of excellence in Dermatology and Venereology. It is designed to assess the knowledge and clinical skills requisite to the delivery of a high standard of dermatovenereological care both in hospitals and in independent clinical practices and represents European curriculum of dermatovenereology:

DERMATOLOGY:

  1. General dermatology in 'out-patients clinics' and 'in-patients' clinics
  2. Dermatopathology, incl. biopsy and technical aspects
  3. Molecular biology in diagnosis and treatment
  4. Immunology, with particular reference to immune-mediated skin diseases
  5. Allergy, diagnostics and treatment
  6. Occupational and environmental dermatology
  7. Paediatric dermatology and genetics
  8. Geriatric dermatology
  9. Dermatologic oncology, diagnostic and treatment procedures
  10. Photodermatology and phototherapy
  11. Burns, reactions to physical agents and wound healing
  12. Bacterial, mycological, viral and parasitic infections and infestations affecting the skin
  13. Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of skin-adjacent mucous membranes, including proctology
  14. Vascular pathology of the skin, diagnostic and treatment procedures
  15. Non-invasive diagnostic procedures, dermoscopy, ultrasound and other measurements of skin function
  16. Topical and systemic treatments, dermatological formulations and prescribing
  17. Pharmacology and skin-related toxicology
  18. Dermatological surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, lasers, radiotherapy and other phy-sico-chemical treatments (including photodynamic therapy)
  19. Aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology, including corrective procedures
  20. Skin care, preventive dermatology and rehabilitation
  21. Woundhealing,conservative and surgical
  22. Psychodermatology and social aspects

VENEREOLOGY:

  1. Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV-infection
  2. Prevention and control of STIs, including partner notification
  3. Organization of STI services in public health
  4. Sexual history-taking and genito-anal examination
  5. Clinical diagnosis and management of STIs, including systemic manifestations, genito-anal dermatoses and the local and systemic complications
  6. HIV infection and its complications, management and treatment
  7. HPV-related lower genital tract malignancies, including diagnosis and management of cellular abnormalities of the uterine cervix
  8. Common gynecological, proctal and andrological disorders
  9. STIs in pregnancy and neonates
  10. Multidisciplinary management of children with genital infections
  11. Laboratory diagnosis including serological tests for STIs
  12. Familiarity with at least one set of management guidelines for STIs (national, European, CDC)
  13. Methods of contraception
  14. Sexual health and education, and psychosexual problems

RECOMMENDED READING

For your final preparation for the examination we recommend the following references:

  1. Textbooks: Braun-Falco, Rook-Wilkinson, Fitzpatrick et al, Bologna et al.
  2. Guidelines:
    EDF (European Dermatology Forum) guidelines: EDF guidelines
    IUSTI (International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections) guidelines: IUSTI-guidelines.
  3. CME articles in the JAAD, Arch Dermatol, Dermatology Acta Derm Ven, JEADV, JDDG (English online version).
  4. Major rewiew articles in all international dermatological and venereologocal journals.

APPEALS

Unsuccessful Candidates have the right to appeal to the UEMS European Board of Dermatovenereology (UEMS-EBDV) if they believe that they have not been judged fairly. The EBDV must receive such appeals within one (1) monthafter the announcement of the results of the examination.
The EBDV will respond to the Candidate in writing within three (3) months of the receipt of the appeal.
Should a candidate (successful or otherwise) seek a breakdown of their results, they must submit this request by email to the EBDV within one (1) month after the announcement of the results of the examination. 

APPLICATION FORM

Eligibility Queries

Please note there is a limited capacity of places for the EBDVD examination. Therefore, in the event of high demand a ‘first come first served’ policy will be imposed. So it is in your interest to submit your application urgently.
NO applications will be accepted after the deadline (31stMay). It is NOT possible to sit the examination if your fee is unpaid (deadline 15thJune).

Please note it is VERY important to respond to all email correspondence regarding the examination without delay. In the event of delayed response we may be forced to cancel your application.

Please complete the application form below according to your current qualification status AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, NOT expected qualification status at the time of the EBDVD examination. Please ensure you read the examination eligibility criteria in advance of completing your application. 

  • SPECIALIST APPLICATION - A specialist is already certified as an dermatovenereologist/ dermatologist or venereologist (at the time of application)
  • RESIDENT APPLICATION - A resident is currently in training and completed 4 years of training (at the time of application)*

*Resident applicants: Please inform your Programme Chair/Head of department that you will be applying for the EBDVD examination and that they will be obliged to carry out the necessary approval process (to confirm in writing information on the study time of candidate).

In case of unexpected important reason, if you can not participate the examination, you can apply for the postponement of the examination. Your fee will be deposited, but only for one year. You have to take notice that next year you are not included in the list of candidates automatically, but you have to fulfil the APPLICATION PROCEDURE AGAIN.

REQUIRED DODUMENTS (Please provide us with all required documentation by e-mail):

For SPECIALISTS*:

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Board Certification in either Dermatology / Dermato-Venereology / Venereology
  • Curriculum vitae

For RESIDENTS*:

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of document of completion of studies in Medicine (conventional medicine) and of gaining of qualification of Medical Doctor
  • Letter of reference confirming time of training (from the chairman of the institution or programme director, four years is the required training period)
  • Curriculum vitae

*You must submit a translation of every document that is not in English along with the document in its original language. We strongly advise you to obtain translations from commercial translation services or from court/council appointed translators. We require that the documents should bear the contact details of the translation service or translator. We require a copy of the document that has been translated and it should be attached to the translation and be stamped by the translation service and competent authorities.

pdf Application Form

Should you have any query regarding your eligibility to sit the EBDVD examination please contact UEMS-EBDV Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before submitting an application form.

Completed, signed and scanned your application form and the required documents confirming your eligibility to sit the examination you have to send by e-mail to:

Jana Cizkova
UEMS-EBDV Assistant
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