15.9. exam time moved to 13:00–16:00

ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine

Latest information for the 2018 exam

  • Registration deadline extended until 29 July, 2018 (23:59 CEST time zone).
  • Please note that the time of the September 15 examination has been moved by one hour to 13:00-16:00 (CEST). Thank you for your understanding.
  • We are celebrating 10 years of the ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine this year!


The first ERS HERMES European Diploma examination in adult respiratory medicine took place in Berlin in 2008. Since then the exam has become a well-known and recognised assessment within the profession throughout Europe and worldwide – becoming the standard of knowledge-assessment for respiratory specialists at European level. In Milan in 2017, the highest number of candidates registered and sat the examination. In 2018, the ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The examination is based on a European syllabus in respiratory medicine, published in Breathe, and the examination blueprint. New multiple-choice questions are created each year; each question undergoes a rigorous process of formulation and validation by European representatives who ensure that current as well as authentic professional situations are illustrated.

National society cooperation

The ERS HERMES examinations in adult respiratory medicine are currently used by various national societies in Europe as the written part of the national exit examination, as a benchmarking tool for trainees, and for formative assessment - either through the three-hour examination, or a special course format delivery. Find out more

Important information and useful links

29 July, 2018.

15 September, 2018

Paris expo Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
75015 Paris


For more information, contact hermes@ersnet.org