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The European Examination in General Cardiology

 

The European Examination in General Cardiology (EEGC) is a joint venture between the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Union of Medical Specialists Cardiology Section (UEMS-CS) in conjunction with the participating National Cardiology Societies and is supported by independent academic oversight.

The purpose of the EEGC is to provide a broad, balanced and up-to-date test of core general cardiology knowledge for trainees. It is intended to encourage the acquisition of a wide range of knowledge and complement workplace-based assessments as part of a comprehensive cardiology training programme.

The EEGC supports best practice by testing evidence-based knowledge from current guidelines and published research aligned to the ESC Core Curriculum. This is intended to facilitate progressive improvement and harmonisation of cardiology training and clinical practice across Europe.

Each participating national society is free to use the exam in the most appropriate way for the cardiology trainees in their training programme. It is recommended that trainees sit the EEGC once they have completed core training and that they have the opportunity to re-sit the exam if they are unsuccessful before the end of their overall training.

 

National Societies 

Enrolment

Status of the EEGC for trainees

Australia & New Zealand

Observer

 

Austria

Fist year pilot

 

Cyprus

Enrolled

 

Finland

Enrolled

 

Germany

Enrolled

 

Greece

Enrolled

 

Ireland

Enrolled

 

Latvia

Fist year pilot

 

Lithuania

Observer

 

Malta

Enrolled

 

Netherlands

Enrolled

 

Portugal

Enrolled

 

Spain

Enrolled

 

Sweden

Enrolled

 

Switzerland

Enrolled

Mandatory

UK

Enrolled

Mandatory