First European Examination in Medical Microbiology

 23rd May 2022 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.

Below Members of the European Examination Committee UEMS-SMM in Paris at the Examination centre and examination in progress (with exam candidiates  kind permission).



The First European Examination took place on May 23rd 2022.

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


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


The location was 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 .


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.

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.  

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 medicalmicrobiology.exam(at)

Next European Examination Medical Microbiology

Date and details to be confirmed.

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