Registration for the HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine will open in January 2020.
The first ERS HERMES European Diploma examination in adult respiratory medicine took place in Berlin in 2008. Since then the exam has become a well-known and recognised assessment within the profession throughout Europe and worldwide – becoming the standard of knowledge-assessment for respiratory specialists at European level. In 2018, Paris, the highest number of candidates registered and sat the examination, the ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine celebrated its 10th anniversary this year also.
The examination is based on a European syllabus in respiratory medicine, published in Breathe, and the examination blueprint. New multiple-choice questions are created each year; each question undergoes a rigorous process of formulation and validation by European representatives who ensure that current as well as authentic professional situations are illustrated.
The examination is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP), and approved by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and by the UEMS section of Pneumology. There are 51 CME credits assigned to the European diploma exam category (upon successful completion) and 6 CME credits assigned to the self-assessment and in-training categories respectively.
National society cooperation
The ERS HERMES examinations in adult respiratory medicine are currently used by various national societies in Europe as the written part of the national exit examination, as a benchmarking tool for trainees, and for formative assessment - either through the three-hour examination, or a special course format delivery. Find out more