European Examination in Medical Microbiology

Save the date: 23rd May 2022

Where: Paris, France

The UEMS Section of Medical Microbiology, in partnership with ESCMID, has developed an examination. The examination is based on the Curriculum submitted to European Council 21.09.17 as the CORE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (UEMS Section of Medical Microbiology core curriculum), current European best practice guidelines and recent pivotal publications in the major journals.


The European Examination will take place on May 23rd 2022.

The fee for sitting the exam will be 500 euro. All candidates who have participated in the pilot Exam 2021 will be offered a 50% reduction of this fee.


The question format will be Multiple Choice, in the single-best-answer format.  


The location is C-FIM Centre de Formation en Imagerie Médicale de la Société Française de Radiologie (European Board of Radiology, EBR) 47, rue de la Colonie - 75013 Paris N° SIRET 353 601 693 00065 - APE : 7217Z .

You are required to make your own travel and hotel arrangements, including an appropriate travel insurance. If the exam cannot be held for any unforeseen events or any legitimate and sensible reasons, it will be postponed to the best suitable later date.


Exam Instructions for Candidates 2022 [PDF 259K]


The exam is open to candidates who:

  • Are a Medical Doctor
  • Are a trainee or consultant in Medical Microbiology
  • The country in which the trainee is training is a full member, associate member or observer member of UEMS. The list of countries is accessible on  
  • Have completed a minimum of 42 months (3.5 years) of full-time training in Medical Microbiology and is endorsed by two referees, where at least one should be the trainer/supervisor.

A maximum number of 50 candidates will be accepted. Acceptance of the application is based on the above eligibility criteria. The first complete applications received will be the first reviewed and if eligible, the first accepted.  

Application will be possible through a link to the EBR website ('Apply for the Exam' button below). Proof of eligibility will be required as part of the application process. Eligibility will be determined by the completed application form and valid accompanying documents. The notification and further information will follow at the website of ESCMID ( and here on the UEMS section Medical Microbiology website (

If anyone has questions about the European examination: please feel free to contact the UEMS-SMM exam team under

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