About EDiR

About EDiR


The EDiR is an additional qualification of excellence, which serves the standardisation and accreditation of radiologists across European borders. It provides an international benchmark for general radiology and is officially and fully endorsed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the ESR.

EDiR is an added value to your CV and currently is a differential value from other candidates for a job or fellowship.

EDiR aims to work alongside existing national structures and board examination to harmonise the level of Radiology training within the European context.


The examination tests knowledge, skills and competence in general radiology in three components:


The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the ESR officially and fully endorse EDiR.

Founded in 1958, the UEMS is the oldest medical organisation in Europe and has become the representative organisation of the national associations of medical specialists in the European Union (EU) and its associated countries

To date, EDiR is recognised as the equivalent of the Polish exit training examination, the first part of the Turkish board examination and the image interpretation part of the Finnish national examination. Moreover, in order to practice radiology in The Netherlands, trainees must either pass their national board examination or the EDiR. Additionally, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Faculty of Radiologists and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and with the Radiological Society of Pakistan.

Furthermore, EDiR has a significant additional value, although it is not official, in countries such as France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Malta, Estonia, Croatia and Georgia.

However, EDiR’s commitment to excellence does not stop here. On a personal level, holding an EDiR represents an added and differential value to the radiologists’ curriculum vitae when applying for a job or a fellowship. Professional mobility is highly supported by a widely accepted European certification.

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