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Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute
National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

European Board Examination in Neurological Surgery

The European Board Examination in Neurological Surgery (under 2015 is EANS/UEMS European examination in neurosurgery) consists of two parts. Only candidates that have successfully passed part I are eligible to sit part II.

Part I (Written) examination

The Part I examination is a written, multiple choice exam consisting of 150 questions to be answered in three hours. The questions cover neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, neuropathophysiology, neuropathology, neurology, neuroradiology, fundamental clinical skills and other disciplines deemed suitable and important.

Paper A (75 questions)
Neuroanatomy – 20
Neurophysiology & pharmacology – 15
Neurology – 5
Imaging – 20
Trauma & Critical care – 15
Paper B (75 questions):
Neuro-oncology – 20
Neurovascular – 15
Spine – 15
Hydrocephalus and CSF disturbance – 10
Infection – 5
Functional – 4
Peripheral nerve – 3
Statistics & Epidemiology – 3
10 of the 150 questions in paper A and Paper B will relate to paediatrics. These may be in any of the subject areas. Paediatrics 10 questions in total.

The time for the exam is 3 hours.
The time for each question is 72 seconds.
Usually 70-85% of applicants are given.

The fee is 200 Euro.

Questions with answers
Neurosurgery (eng)
Neurosurgery (rus)
Neurophthalmology (rus)
Neurophthalmology and Otoneurology (eng)
Neuropathology (eng)
Neuroradiology (eng)
Neuroradiology (rus)
Neuroanatomy (rus, eng)
Peripheral nerves and plexus (rus)
Peripheral nerves and plexus (eng)
Neuroanatomy 2 (rus)
Neuroanatomy 2 (eng)
Neurophysiology (eng)
Surgical approaches (eng)
Neurophysiology 2 (eng)
Neurocritical Care (eng)
Neuropathology 2 (eng)
Neuropathology 3 (eng)
Neuro-oncology 1 (eng)
Neuro-oncology 2 (eng)
MRI Sequences (T1, T2, FLAIR, DWI, ADC) (eng)
Statistics and epidemiology (eng)
Epilepsy (eng)
Epilepsy. Surgery (eng)
Brain death (eng)
HIV/AIDS (eng)
Gunshot wounds (eng)
Non-accidental injury (eng)
Shunt malfunction (eng)

Part II (Oral) examination

The Part II examination is a clinical problem solving and patient management test. It is not a theoretical examination, like the Part I examination.
Case histories are given, and where appropriate neuroimaging and other visual aids are shown to augment the presentation and development of cases.
Candidates explain verbally how they would proceed to evaluate or manage the cases and to plan and perform the proposed operations, if indicated. The examination, in the English language, consists of three parts, each lasting 30 minutes. 5-8 cases will be discussed during each part.
Each of the three sessions is conducted in an interview setting with two examiners, experienced neurosurgeons from a European country. During these three sessions the candidate will thus meet six different European examiners, each of whom will give an independent score. One session is dedicated to an oral examination on operative neurosurgery of brain and skull. The other session covers operative neurosurgery of spine and cord. In the third session the topics to be discussed will be those that could not be adequately covered in the first two sessions.
The final, combined result will be available by mail within 14 days after the examination.

The fee is 500 Euro.

Cases with answers
Traumatic brain injury (eng)
Neuro-oncology (eng)
Neurovascular (eng)
Pediatric neurosurgery (eng)
Spinal (eng)
Neuroinfections (eng)
Functional Neurosurgery (eng)
Clinical Neurology (eng)
Epilepsy (eng)
Brain death (eng)
Miscellaneous (eng)
HIV/AIDS (eng)
Gunshot wounds (eng)
Non-accidental injury (eng)
Shunt malfunction (eng)

Details about the exam http://eans.org/pages/education/exams

Compilation and translation – Vyacheslav S. Botev
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University
If you have any questions, please contact: vyacheslav56@yahoo.co.uk Vyacheslav S. Botev

 

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Robert E. Gross, Nicholas M. Boulis. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Functional Neurosurgery. 3rd Edition, Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, 2018, 362 pages.

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Other books on neurosurgery:

Thieme
Elsevier
Amazon.com

Updated 31 March 2019

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