Specialist Examination Information 2008

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Specialist Examination for Internal Medicine (‘Certifier’) Information Brochure of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Companion Animals Date: March, 2004 1 st revision: March, 2005 2 nd revision: December 2007
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CONTENTS 1. Description of the exam p. 3 1.1. Introduction 1.2. MCQ-S 1.3. Essay questions 1.4. Oral case management 2. Validation and how the pass rate is set p. 5 2.1. Introduction 2.2. MCQ-S 2.3. Essay questions 2.4. Oral case management 3. Examples of questions p. 6 3.1. MCQ-S 4. Preparation for the examination p. 10 4.1. Recommended references/literature for exam preparation 4.2. Confidentiality statement 4.3. Candidate instructions on the MCQ and essay questions 4.4. Candidate instructions on the oral case management 4.5. Instructions for diplomates on how to set multiple multiple-choice questions 5. Constitution and Bylaws concerning the examination p. 17 2
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1. DESCRIPTION OF THE EXAMINATION 1.1. Introduction This information brochure is compiled by the Specialty Examination Committee ‘Internal Medicine’. Currently the committee consists of: Johan Schoeman (SA) – Chairperson Itamar Aroch (IL) – Member Olivier Dossin (Fr) – Member Alison Ridyard (UK) – Member Besides the specialist part (‘certifier’) of the examination, the Specialty Examination Committee ‘Internal Medicine’ also has the responsibility of compiling the General Examination. The examination for the candidates in Internal Medicine takes place once a year just before the congress meeting of the ECVIM-CA. The examination is divided in 4 parts: General Examination: - multiple-choice questions (MCQ-G) Specialist Examination: - multiple choice questions (MCQ-S) - essay questions (EQ) - oral case management (OCM) A candidate can sit the general part of the examination 18 months after he/she has entered an approved residency program. The candidate had to have finished the residency program to be allowed to sit the specialist part. See also section 5 and further information on the ECVIM- CA website for a more detailed description of the requirements. Candidates have to pass the general part of the examination before the result on the Specialist Examination will be considered. Therefore, it is advised that the candidate takes the general part of the exam during the second year of his/her residency. We do not recommend that a candidate takes both the general and specialist parts of the exam the same year. 1.2. MCQ-S This part consists of 100 MCQs. Each question has four (4) distracters and one (1) correct answer. In this part of the examination the emphasis is placed on, but not restricted to, questions testing clinical knowledge at a specialist level. The candidate also has 4 hours to complete this part of the examination. In the table beneath an overview is given of the contributions of the different interest fields in
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