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ESMINT Diploma 2021

The ESMINT Diploma 2021 Examinations took place *online* on 2nd and 3rd September 2021.

Students who passed a complete ECMINT cycle (4 courses) were eligible to sit the final examination.

Registration fee: €100.

Registration closed at 23.59 CEST on 6th August 2021.

What is the ESMINT Diploma?

The Qualification process

To qualify to sit the ESMINT diploma examinations, the student must have attended an entire ECMINT cycle comprised of four different course programmes.

She/he should also have achieved an average mark of 60% on the tests (designed as a quiz) finalizing each course, with no mark 30% and under in any one quiz. For example, a student with 60 – 60 – 60 – 60 is qualified and so is a student with 60 – 70 – 50 – 60, but students with 60 – 20 – 100 – 60 or 60 – 50 – 60 – 60 are not.

Students who fail may retake the course or courses which they failed once. ECMINT students are not required to take the final test – it is merely an entry criterion for the diploma.

The Diploma examination

Until 2019, the examination for the diploma was conducted annually in conjunction with the ESMINT annual congress. In 2020, the examination were cancelled. The 2021 Diploma examination took place completely online. In the future, it is likely that at least parts of the exam will be conducted online.

The Diploma examination consists of two parts:

  • a written examination consisting in 100 questions, with 4 to 5 sub-questions to each, and
  • an oral examination of 45 minutes of which the first 25 minutes are devoted to questions around at least 2-3 of the 5 themes included in the curriculum: tumor, aneurysms, stroke, vascular malformations and neurovascular anatomy (pediatrics could be included in these themes where appropriate.) The remaining 20 minutes is devoted to two cases. Candidate must prepare one case representing one of the main four themes (tumor, aneurysms, stroke or vascular malformations) and present it to the examiners, and then the examiners will have one case prepared, alsorepresenting one of the themes, and you will be asked questions around this case. 

The written examination is marked as a percentage, whereas the oral is assessed simply as pass or fail. Students who fail one or both parts may take the final test a maximum of three times. A student only needs to repeat the part of the final exam in which they have failed, e.g. only the written part if the cases and the oral exam are approved.

Past ESMINT Diplomas

ESMINT Diploma 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic both the ESMINT Congress 2020 and the ESMINT Diploma 2020 Examinations due to take place in Nice in September have been cancelled.

ESMINT Diploma 2019

The ECMINT examination to receive the ESMINT Diploma took place 2 and 3 September 2019 in the Hotel Le Meridien, Nice, France before the 11th ESMINT Congress 2019.

Students who passed a complete ECMINT cycle (4 courses) were eligible to sit the final examination.

Registration for the 2019 ECMINT examination

Registration for the examination is closed. The registration fee for the ECMINT examination of 2019 was 100 EUR. The examination was free of charge for those registering for the ESMINT Congress 2019. The examination fee (100€) is reimbursed after the congress, to the credit card used to pay for registration.

Schedule of the ESMINT Diploma

Monday, Sept 2:

  • 13:00h – 16:00h ECMINT Written Exam (arrival minimum 30 mins in advance)

Tuesday, Sept 3:

  • 9:00h – 16:00h ECMINT Oral Exam  (you will have a time-slot of 45 mins, exact personal times will be announced later)

ESMINT Diploma 2018

The third ESMINT Diploma examination took place on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 in the Hotel Le Meridien, Nice. In the morning, there were the written online examinations and in the afternoon, the oral examination took place. Students who passed the examination were awarded the ESMINT Diploma during the award ceremony on Friday afternoon during the 10th Anniversary ESMINT Congress.

ESMINT Diploma 2018 Award Ceremony

ESMINT Diploma 2017

The second ESMINT Diploma examination took place Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the Hotel Le Meridien, Nice. In the morning, there were written examinations and in the afternoon the oral examinations were held. The award ceremony took place during the ESMINT Congress on Friday, September 8 at 14:55h in the main meeting room in the Acropolis Convention Center.

ESMINT Diploma 2016

The ESMINT examination for the first cycle took place Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in conjunction with the ESMINT Congress in Nice, France. The award ceremony took place during the ESMINT Congress on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 15:10h in the main meeting room.

ESMINT Diploma 2016 Award Ceremony