Board Certification of young PRM Doctors (by Examination)

Every country, which is member or associated member of UEMS PRM Section can participate in the organization of European Board Examination.

The applicants must be physicians who have had their PRM training in UEMS member countries and the associated countries participating in the PRM Section. Two situations are considered :

Qualified PRM specialists :

They must show proof that they are fully certified in PRM in their country (National Certification in a UEMS member country or associated country) and present their professional curriculum vitae to the National Manager.

PRM trainees :

PRM trainees can sit the EBPRM examination from year 3 of a specialist training programme at the discretion of the training programme director. Even if they pass the Board Examination, they will not receive the Board Certificate until they will be officially certified in their country.

 

The procedure to sit the Board examination:

The candidate who wishes to sit Board examination must proceed in the following order:

Step 1: Payment of Registration Fee

Board Registration fee for Certification by Examination: 200 euros

Method of payment:

Payment by bank, in EUROS, account of the UEMS PRM Section: Account name: AISBL UEMS/S.PHYS.& REHAB., SWIFT/BIC GEBABEBB, IBAN BE57 0016 7441 7535, Brussels, Belgium

Address Bank : MONTAGNE DU PARC 3, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Step 2: Registration - Application

The registration - application to sit Board examination is submitted online (click here to access the application form ). After a successful submission, a confirmation message will appear on screen. Registration number and a full copy of registration form will be sent to the candidate by email. The candidate should print it and proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Validation of the Registration File

The candidate must contact his/her National Manager, in order to submit the registration file for validation. The National Manager will examine the registration file and certify that training and National qualifications have been done according to National and European standards and criteria. The registration file will be returned to candidate after completion of certification procedure. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to submit the registration file to National Manager for validation within the deadline given below. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the application period.

The Registration File consists of the following documents:

  • Copy of fee payment receipt, issued by your bank
  • Copy of the registration - application (sent to the candidate by email at Step 2)
  • Logbook duly completed and signed by the local Director of Training - DOWNLOAD the logbook
  • National PRM Qualification (for qualified PRM doctors)

 

Important Notice

The procedure, including validation by National Manager must be completed until September 30, 2017.

No applications will be accepted after this date. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to be aware of and comply with application deadlines. After the closing of the procedure, all submissions will be verified for fee payment and validation granted by National Managers. Applications without complete payments and those not validated by National Managers will be REJECTED.

Examination takes place the last Saturday of November, each year. Details regarding place and time will be announced through this site.

Results are announced in the form of pass/fail, by National Managers, after Jury Meeting that takes place in January. Certificates for those who passed the exam are given by National Managers after Spring General Assembly of PRM Section and Board of UEMS.

Candidates who have failed can sit the exam once more without further payment, provided that they sit the exam within one year from the year they failed. Candidates who were absent, will have the right to sit the exam within the next two years without further fee payment. A new application is mandatory in both cases (i.e. they have to follow again the steps 2 & 3 of the application - registration procedure).

 

Suggested References for the Board Exam preparation:

  1. Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. "Educational Resources" published by the European PRM Board. Please click here to access it and login as a "guest".
  3. e-Book and papers published by the Professional Practice commitee of UEMS PRM Section
    1. e-book the field of competence of PRM physicians
    2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27412073 
    3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28681597 
    4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26681647
  4. Questions and Answers of the PRM Board exams in 1999 and 2003