The COVID-19 situation has been having an enormous impact on the whole of society. During the last meeting, the EBPU has taken some measures as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- 2021 FEAPU EXAM:
The EBPU is aware that passing the FEAPU exam (accredited by the UEMS) can be an important step in the professional career and the FEAPU certificate is a marker of excellence in many countries where Pediatric Urology is not recognized by the National Authorities.
Under current (Covid) situation the EBPU has considered many different options for the 2021 FEAPU exam and plans to run the part 1 (the MCQs) during autumn 2021 - place and format to be announced later and to postpone the part 2 (the clinical scenarios) till January 2022. The candidate can also choose to take both parts together in 2022.
The goal of the EBPU is to provide a high quality exam within a safe environment which can not be ensured due to the still unstable COVID situation.
We hope that these decisions will be acceptable to all those affected by the crisis.
- Re-certification as FEAPU: the year 2020 will not count. Certification will be prolonged by 1 year for all colleagues who are due for re-certification between 2020 and 2024, thus having 6 years instead of 5 to gain their CME credits.
- Re-accreditation of the training programmes: the year 2020 will not count. Accreditation will be prolonged by 1 year for the training programmes listed for re-certification between 2020 and 2024.
We hope that these initiatives, in response to the current Covid-19 situation, will be acceptable to all who are affected by the crisis.
Prof. Rafal Chrzan
EBPU - Secretary