HERMES examinations: Opportunities for national and regional societies

ERS offers national and regional societies and other institutions a variety of opportunities to partner with the HERMES programme and implement European-standard assessment and training as part of their educational activities.
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HERMES examinations in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine

National and regional societies and other institutions, including universities, have the option to enter their members into the examinations as part of the final-year national exit examination:

  • At the adult and paediatric examinations held annually at the ERS International Congress
  • At the adult and paediatric examinations that may be held outside of Congress
  • At locally organised self-assessment courses

Host a HERMES self-assessment course in your country

National societies from any location have the option to host a HERMES self-assessment course in their own country and provide their members with a local opportunity to access a European-standard formative assessment.

Designed to train local specialists and trainees in respiratory medicine, access to these courses is especially useful for people who plan to take the ERS HERMES examinations in adult or paediatric respiratory medicine.

How does the self-assessment course work?

The course provides a unique opportunity to test candidates’ applied knowledge in respiratory medicine and features 30 multiple-choice questions taken from the ERS HERMES examination as part of a one-hour mock examination, followed by a two-hour discussion with an ERS expert.

For an agreed fee, ERS provides everything required for the course to take place, including the shipping of examination materials, administration, logistics and one ERS expert. The national society will then promote the course to its members, who can register for a set fee.

How does the self-assessment course benefit a national society’s members?

  • It offers a ‘real-life’ clinical focus and efficient testing method
    The multiple-choice questions are based on detailed clinical vignettes from real-life situations and candidates must use their applied knowledge to answer the questions. This higher level of assessment tests the candidates in a more efficient way than simple questions.
  • It is a good performance indicator
    As an ERS HERMES initiative, this assessment is an opportunity for participants to get an indication of their performance/level of knowledge using questions from the ERS HERMES examinations.
  • An on-site expert ensures thorough understanding
    Candidates have a unique opportunity to openly discuss the questions and answers with a member of the ERS HERMES Examination Committee or a committee-approved MCQ author.
  • It is ideal preparation for the ERS HERMES examinations
    The questions are selected from the ERS HERMES examination, this course is an ideal preparation for candidates wishing to sit the HERMES examinations in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine.
  • It means reduced costs but more convenience
    In hosting a self-assessment course, a national society is making it more accessible and convenient for its members while also removing the cost of travel.

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Upcoming HERMES events

ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine
Location: Online Date: 04/09/2021Registration closes: 30 June, 2021Examination category: European Diploma, In-training, Self-assessmentRegister
ERS HERMES examination in paediatric respiratory medicine
Location: OnlineDate: 04/09/2021Registration closes: 30 June, 2021Examination category: European Diploma, In-training, Self-assessmentRegister
ERS HERMES self-assessment course in adult respiratory medicine
Location: OnlineDate: 16/06/2021In collaboration with the Swiss Society of Pneumology (SGP)