ESMO Examination & Accreditation Working Group: Major Achievements

2018

  • ESMO examination offered in three languages English, German and for the first time French
  • Highest registration number 598 candidates in six sessions
  • New parallel session offered in Baghdad, Iraq

2017

  • ESMO examination offered in two languages English and for the first time German

2016

  • Highest registration number 507 candidates in five simultaneous sessions
  • Type B questions removed in order to streamline the ESMO examination with international exam standards

2013

  • Highest registration number 375 candidates in five simultaneous sessions
  • Questions' number increased from 80 to 100
  • Distribution of second Examination survey to the participants of the 2013 exam

2012

  • Highest registration number 321 candidates in five simultaneous sessions
  • Improvement of online preparation tools

2010

  • Highest registration number 275 in five simultaneous sessions
  • Implementation of the online trial examination
  • ESMO examination accredited with 50 CME points

2009

  • 20th Anniversary ESMO Exam

2006

  • Major participants in 3 sessions – Bern, Frankfurt and Istanbul - 213

2005

  • Possibility to arrange parallel sessions in regions outside of Europe
  • Belgium Society of Medical Oncology joins the German Society AIO and requires ESMO Examination for Full society membership

2004

  • Slovenia joins Switzerland and Germany in recognizing ESMO Exam as national oncology examination

2002

  • Exam Award

2000

  • 180 participants over five (5) simultaneous sessions in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bern, Buenos Aires and Brazil

1989

  • First Exam session, London, United Kingdom