EHA Exam

The 8th European Hematology Exam will take place in June, 2024.

The main session will be organized during the EHA2024 Hybrid Congress in Madrid, Spain. This session is accessible for participants from any country. 

EHA will be partnering again with a number of national hematology societies to organize local parallel sessions.

Registrations will open at the beginning of February 2024

What is the European Hematology Exam?

The European Hematology Exam aims to certify excellent knowledge according to the criteria and topics of the European Hematology Curriculum. While the right to practice will still be granted by national authorities, the European Hematology Exam is regarded as an extra quality stamp for hematologists. It is an important step in the harmonization of hematology training/education in Europe, and supports professional mobility.

The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) in English, covering all 8 sections of the European Hematology Curriculum, and will take 2.5 hours. Participants who pass the exam will receive a certificate.

The local exam sessions will be only available for participants residing in that specific country: to be announced in 2024.

Once you finalize your specialty training, you should be ready for the exam. To maximize your chances of success, we recommend that you use the European Hematology Curriculum, the EHA Campus, and the EHA Progress Test. The Curriculum covers everything a European Hematologist should know. Courses on the Campus follow the Curriculum. The Progress Test is based on previous exams and you will receive instant feedback for each question. Success on the Progress Test is associated with more chances of passing the EHA Exam.

Who should take part in the exam?

The exam is mainly aimed at hematologists who just finalized their specialty training. It is also open to mid-career and senior hematologists who would like to examine if their knowledge is still up-to-date. 

What makes this Exam so special?

  • The only European Hematology exam
  • EHA quality stamp, an extra to your national certification
  • Based on the EHA European Hematology Curriculum
  • Facilitates mobility of young hematologists for further training
  • Facilitates access to research grants in some countries
  • Official exam in Switzerland
  • Part of final assessment (grade) in some countries

How to practice for the exam?

The Progress test, modeled on previous European Hematology Exams, is available on the EHA Campus twice each year in March and November.

In 2022, 90% of the EHA exam candidates who took the progress test passed the exam.

Possible resources could be:

  • Outside EHA, you may attend annual meetings and symposia of other hematology associations, and search the internet for free articles by leading experts, in addition to participating in learning activities at your institute.

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Quality assurance

To ensure that questions and answers are of high scientific and educational quality, adhere to the European recommended level, and cover the full spectrum of the Curriculum, a Question Writers Group has been established. This group consists of 20 experienced hematologists selected and trained by educationalists on how to write good exam questions. A Review Group reassesses all questions, from which a selection is made, representing all Curriculum sections.

To guarantee independent judgment of the quality of the exam and the passing score definition, EHA collaborates with CITO, an internationally recognized professional research and knowledge institute in the field of testing and educational measurement. CITO’s Psychometric Research and Knowledge Center perform the psychometric analysis of the results.

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