ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine

Registration for the HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine 2019 exam is now open.

  • Registration is now open for Madrid 2019.
  • Registration deadline is until 30 June, 2019 (23:59 CEST time zone).


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 celebrated 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

30 June, 2019.

28 September, 2019

Av. Partenón, 5
28042 Madrid


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