EHA Exam

The 8th European Hematology Exam took place on June 13, 2024.

The main exam session was held during the EHA2024 Hybrid Congress in Madrid, Spain.

In total, 244 candidates took the exam at 15 locations. A further session was organized in Estonia, but did not take place due to an attendance issue.

Parallel exam sessions took place in 14 countries:

  • Brazil (São Paulo)
  • Croatia (Zagreb)
  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • France (Le Chesnay Rocquencourt)
  • Greece (Athens)
  • Iraq (Baghdad)
  • Jordan (Amman)
  • Lebanon (Beirut)
  • Norway (Oslo)
  • Pakistan (Rawalpindi)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
  • Switzerland (Bern)
  • Türkiye (Istanbul)

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.

Once you finalize your specialty training, you should be ready for the exam. To maximize your chances of success, we recommend that you read our guidance on practicing, below.

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?

  • It's the only European hematology exam.
  • It's based on the European Hematology Curriculum.
  • It gives you an EHA ‘quality stamp’ that you can use alongside your national certification.
  • If you're a young hematologist, it can help you access further training.
  • In some countries, it can help you access research grants.
  • It's an official exam in Switzerland.
  • It's part of final assessment (grade) in some countries.

How to practice for the exam

European Hematology Curriculum and EHA Progress Test

The European Hematology Curriculum covers everything a European hematologist should know.

The EHA Progress Test, modeled on previous European Hematology Exams, is available on the EHA Campus twice each year in March and November. If you take it, you'll receive instant feedback on each answer.

In 2023, 95% of exam candidates who took the EHA Progress Test passed the exam.

Other resources

As part of your practice, you could also:

In addition to our resources, you might:

  • Attend annual meetings and symposia of other hematology associations
  • Search the internet for free articles by leading experts
  • Participate 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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