HERMES examinations

The ERS HERMES European examinations in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine are open to respiratory professionals aiming to earn the European diploma (European diploma category) or for those who simply want to keep up-to-date with developments in the field and test their knowledge against their peers (self-assessment or in-training categories).

The exams are knowledge-based and are comprised of 90 multiple-choice questions each.

Sitting the exam for the ERS HERMES European Diploma

Participants sit the European diploma examination in order to gain international recognition, improve their CV, boost mobility, benchmark themselves and recognise areas for improvement. In several countries, this examination is mandatory or recommended for final-year trainees.

Sitting the exam for self-assessment or in-training assessment

You can also sit the examination as part of a self-assessment exercise or as an in-training assessment. Participation in either of these two categories will not lead to the European diploma and it is not possible to convert to the European diploma after the examination.

Following completion of the examinations, individual feedback according to the syllabus topics will be provided to allow participants to progress. Those eligible will be awarded the European diploma if they pass the exam.

The cost of registration for the ERS HERMES examinations is additional to the congress registration fee:

  Adult respiratory medicine Paediatric respiratory medicine
European Diploma €310 €310
In-training assessment €170 €170
Self-assessment €170 €170

Notes:
- Registration fees shown above are for ERS members only. For non-members, a surcharge of €100 applies. Find out more about becoming a member.
- You do not have to register for the ERS International Congress to sit the ERS HERMES examination.


Time and venue of the next examination:

The ERS HERMES examinations in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine normally take place annually at the ERS International Congress. However, following the announcement that this year’s Congress will largely be a virtual event owing to COVID-19, the examination location has been reassessed. The updated details are as follows: 

Date: Saturday 5 September, 2020 

Time: 13:0016:00 CEST

Venue address:

University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Switzerland

Registration deadline: 31 July, 2020 at 23:59 CEST

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