AEPC exam in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology

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AEPC exam in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology

REGISTRATION FOR THE AEPC EXAM IN PAEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL CARDIOLOGY 2022 IS NOW CLOSED.

WHO MAY TAKE THE EXAM

The examination is open to both AEPC members and non-members, and both trainees as well as trained paediatric cardiologists:

  • Trainees in Paediatric Cardiology after having passed at least 18 months of training.
  • Trained Paediatric Cardiologists

As part of the registration, you will need to upload a signed statement on training/education, signed by your supervisor / head of department. The standard letter (statement of current education) can be downloaded here >

The maximum number of applicants is 150. Preference will be given to AEPC junior members.

CONTENT OF THE EXAMINATION

Questions are based on, and will cover, the knowledge base outlined in the Specialist Paediatric Cardiology Curriculum according to the “AEPC Recommendations for Training in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology(Cardiol in the Young 2020;30(11):1572-1587).

The exam content is determined by a pre-established table of 14 sections. The specifications are developed by the AEPC council, Educational Committee and working group chairs and will be reviewed annually and updated as needed for currency.

Below are the primary medical content categories for the exam:

No

Sections

1

Epidemiology, genetics, embryology, normal and abnormal anatomy of the CVS

2

Physiology and haemodynamics of congenital and acquired heart diseases

3

Cardiovascular examination, principles, and application of cardiac diagnostics

4

Genetics, basic science, and myocardial disease

5

Imaging module: Echocardiography, cardiovascular CT / MRI and nuclear cardiology

6

Cardiac catheterisation and angiocardiography

7

Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders

8

Fetal cardiology

9

Intensive care and pharmacology

10

Congenital cardiovascular surgery

11

Pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and transplantation

12

Congenital heart disease in the adolescent and adult

13

Psychosocial care, sports cardiology, physical activity, and prevention

14

Research, ethics and professionalism, and patient safety

STRUCTURE OF THE EXAM

  • The examination will be held once a year at the AEPC Annual Meeting, with the first edition planned for the AEPC 2022 Annual Meeting in Geneva.
  • The examination is in English.
  • The duration of the written examination is three hours.
  • The exam is compiled by the Educational Committee and consists of 125 multiple choice questions (MCQs), including objectives structured clinical examination (OSCE) with five options, based on single best answer (no negative marking). The questions can contain images or clinical cases
  • The exam consists of two parts:
    • General knowledge (50 questions)
    • Clinical cases or imaging (75 questions)

EXAM COST 2022

We encourage any non-member to join AEPC as a member first, before registering for the exam. 

CategoryCost
AEPC junior members EUR 300 
AEPC ordinary members  EUR 400
non-member juniors (from 1.1.1983 and younger) EUR 390
non-member ordinary (before 1.1.1983) EUR 550

Payment of the exam can be done by credit card (directly with application) or alternatively via bank transfer (bank details can be dfound below). Please note that your registration is only final when payment has been received.

Bank details:
Association des Cardiologues Pédiatres Européens (AEPC)
ING bank
Leuven, Belgium
IBAN: BE48 3631 8575 3727
BIC: BBRUBEBB

Should you not pass the examination, you will have the opportunity to take the exam at the next occasion at a reduced rate.

Upon passing the exam, a certificate of passing will be provided to you. 

Cancellation policy - Should you wish to cancel your participation in the exam, you will need to do so before 1 April 2022 in order to receive a refund of the registration fee paid.

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