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EBOD Exams

DUE to COVID 19 the 2021 exams will be held as online exams:

An online EBO exam will be held on June 4th 2021 for all candidates who postponed their application from the 2020 exams and wait list candidates. All candidates have been contacted directly regarding this exam. If you have not received this email, please urgently contact ebo@ebo-online.org

A second online exam will be held for new candidates on November 19th 2021. Applications are now open on the applications page: https://www.ebo-online.org/feature-item/ebo-application-2021/ Deadline for applications is May 19th 2021

Were you accepted or on the wait list to sit the EBO Diploma Exam in 2020?

An online exam for those who were accepted but could not sit the exam in 2020. This will be held June 4th 2021. This exam will include those whose exams could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those on the 2020 wait list. These candidates have been contacted directly regarding this exam. If you have not received this email, please urgently contact ebo@ebo-online.org.

Would you like to apply to sit the online-only EBO Diploma Exam in  2021?

There will be an online examination for new 2021 applicants on November 19th 2021. Applications are now open on the applications page: https://www.ebo-online.org/feature-item/ebo-application-2021/

Deadline for applications is May 19th 2021

Please note: the 2021 EBO Diploma exams will be fully online. If you plan to sit either exam, please consider where you will take the exam (that there is adequate broadband, it is quiet and you will be undisturbed for the duration of the exam) and with what device (a Windows 10 or Macbook should be adequate, but you must have a webcam, audio functions, and broadband connectivity).  This exam will be “remotely proctored”, which means invigilation will occur by someone watching you take the exam via your webcam.

On results: please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and special arrangements being made to host the 2021 online EBO Diploma examinations, results will not be available the next day (as they usually are). Results will be issued 2 weeks after the exam sitting.

The European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma (EBOD) Examination is a test of excellence in ophthalmology. It is designed to assess the knowledge and clinical skills requisite to the delivery of a high standard of ophthalmology care both in hospitals and in independent clinical practices.

The EBOD is the responsibility of the Education Committee. The examination usually takes place every year in Paris, France (Spring Exam) and planned for the first time in 2022 in Berlin, Germany (Autumn Exam)  and welcomes eligible candidates from all over Europe. The pass rate has been stable over the past years (around 90 percent). The EBOD Examination in most countries of the European Union is voluntary. However, some countries like Switzerland, France, Belgium, Austria and Ireland have either made it a mandatory addition to their National Specialist Exam or used it to replace this Exam.

Successful candidates may add the title Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) after his or her name.

Diploma Award Ceremony

Due to restrictions in 2021, all candidate diplomas & certificates will be sent to the Country National Delegate.  Candidates will need to contact their National Delegate to arrange receipt of the diploma/certificate. Candidates who pass the EBOD examination and already hold a valid certificate of Specialist in Ophthalmology in any country of the European Union, Norway, or Switzerland will be presented with their new European Board of Ophthalmology Diplomas, signed by the President and all Vice-Presidents of the Board.

The candidates who are still residents will be presented with a Certificate, while the Diploma will remain in the care of their National Delegate until the Candidate has provided a certified copy of a document confirming national registration as a Specialist.

 



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