Requirements for FEAPU

Please find below, the criterias for certification to become a Fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urology by the Joint Committee on Paediatric Urology (JCPU).

  1. The MCQ test can be taken anytime during the fellowship (the minimal length of the fellowship is two years in a JCPU-certified training programme and 4 years in a non-certified training programme). However, you need to be board certified urologist or paediatric surgeon, when you started your fellowship.
  2. The oral exam can only be taken at the end of the training (the earliest term is three months before the fellowship is completed; i.e. at the end of January, if the fellowship ends at the end of April). Candidate can take both exams together. However, the fellowship must be finished at the end of April in the same year.
  3. All applications for the exams must be submitted online before the deadline (31st of October 23:59 (Paris time zone)). No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
  4. Once accepted for the exams, the candidate must pay the exam fee before the 30th of November. If fees are not paid, the candidate will be barred from taking the exams.
  5. The MCQ test is of the duration of 2 hours and comprises of 100 single correct answer questions. There is no negative marking; the pass mark may vary each year depending on the degree of difficulty of the set paper.
  6. The oral exam is based on structured clinical scenarios. Each candidate will be examined over two tables with two examiners on each table. Two scenarios per table, one examiner will conduct the viva and the other will just take notes. After 12 minutes, there will be swap over and the examiners will switch roles. Each candidate will thus be examined on 4 separate scenarios. It usually takes about 70 minutes to complete the oral exam.
  7. In the oral exam, the candidates are marked from 4-8 points for each scenario by each examiner independently on a single table. Candidate scoring 12, passes on that scenario except if they score 4 in any single scenario. If they score 5 in one scenario, they can pass overall if they score at least 7 in the other. If they score 4 in any scenario, they cannot pass. With 4 scenarios, each candidate can score an overall maximum of 64. The pass mark overall is 48 (4 x 12).
  8. If a candidate fails the MCQ or oral exam, she/he can take the exams again the following year. If they pass one of the parts, they have only to repeat the part that they were unsuccessful. After three failures in one part, the candidates need to redo the whole exam.
  9. Mandatory documents to provide for both exams are: Curriculum Vitae and for UEMS candidates only: a supporting Letter from the hospital medical director chairman or the secretary of the appropriate national scientific association stating that you are practicing more than 80% of the full-time work load in paediatric urology.
  10. For qualification of the oral exam you will also need.
    • A surgical log book of the whole department of all paediatric urology cases performed during the last 12 months as well as the logbook of the applicant containing detailed data about the trainee’s clinical and operative experience and academic performance (see the appropriate form). The surgical logbook should be co-signed by the programme director and / or head of the department of the candidate.
    • Evidence of CME or evidence of attendance at 2 major paediatric urology meetings within the last 3 years.
    • List of publications or any other academic work done concerning paediatric urology.
  11. All documents have to be submitted online before (31st of October 23:59 (Paris time zone)). No documents will be accepted after the deadline.

The applicant must practice Paediatric Urology in a country that is either full member or associate member of the UEMS (see list at  www.uems.net)

For more information on the exam, please see the Guidance for FEAPU Qualification examinations.


An application fee of € 75 (for each written and oral exams) is required. Only those applicants that have paid will be reviewed. See fee details here.

Bank transfer to:

ING Bank, Belgium
Bondgenotenlaan 31
B- 3000 Leuven - Belgium

Account: European Society for Paediatric Urology
 
IBAN: BE11 3630 9247 0948
BIC: BBRUBEBB010

Or if you prefer to pay by credit card, please use https://www.espu.org/direct_payment/form.php or send your credit card details to the administrative coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your fee will be charged.

You will be issued with a receipt for this payment.

The applicant must apply directly to the secretary of the JCPU for certification to become a Fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urology. Only complete files with the appropriate forms (online available) will be worked on by the JCPU Board!


The application should include information as specified below:
  • Mandatory documents to provide for both exams are:
    • Your Curriculum Vitae
    • And for UEMS candidates only: a Supporting Letter from the hospital medical director chairman or the secretary of the appropriate national scientific association stating that you are practicing more than 80% of the full-time work load in paediatric urology.
  • Extra mandatory documents to provide for Oral exam (for UEMS candidates only) are:
    • A surgical log of the whole department of all paediatric urology cases performed during the last 12 months as well as the logbook of the applicant containing detailed data about the trainee’s clinical and operative experience and academic performance (see the appropriate form). The surgical logbook should be co-signed by the programme director and / or head of the department of the candidate.
    • Evidence of CME or evidence of attendance at 2 major paediatric urology meetings within the last 3 years.
    • List of publications or any other academic work done concerning paediatric urology.

Certification will be reviewed by JCPU and upon favorable review of the above mentioned total application appropriate certification will be issued.

The certification and title of Fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urology is issued for a 5 years time period and can be renewed on the basis of appropriate CME accreditation. Currently a total of 250 CME points within these 5 years is necessary with 125 out of these pure paediatric urology to get recertified upon application and review by the JCPU Board.

Applying for Exam:

From 2017 exam, application will be made only online.

Administrative Coordinator:

Mrs Véronique Michiels
ESPU Administrative Coordinator
UZ Gasthuisberg
Urologie/Kinderurologie
49 Herestraat
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Tel: +32 16 346698
Fax: + 32 16 346931
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