Announcing the new European Specialty Examination in Nephrology

27 Sep 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce that from 2020 the current Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Nephrology and the European Certificate in Nephrology that was originally developed between the UEMS Renal Section and Boards and the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) will become a single examination called the European Specialty Examination in Nephrology (ESENeph).

The examination will be delivered jointly in partnership with the ERA-EDTA, the European Section and Board of Nephrology, the UK Renal Association and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.

In the UK, the examination will continue to be the General Medical Council (GMC) approved mandatory summative assessment of knowledge for trainees in Renal Medicine as part of the requirement for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and therefore entry onto the Specialist Register.

This newly combined, high quality exam will help to drive standards and promote the harmonisation of nephrology training across the European Union.

All renal medicine trainees now have the opportunity to take one high quality examination which ensures that certified specialists have sufficient knowledge of their specialty to practice safely and competently and providing high quality of care for patients.

The application period for the first examination will open on 6 November 2019. The examination will take place on 26 February 2020.

Find out more about the ESENeph.