EAACI Knowledge Exam

Ibon

I took the 4th EAACI /UEMS Knowledge Examination in Allergology/Clinical Immunology during the EAACI Meeting 2011 in Istanbul. I decided to take the exam because I was planning to work abroad for some years after completing my Allergy training in Spain, and I thought that an international certificate could help me achieve this goal.

It took me four months to prepare for the exam, but it was totally worth it as I got a holistic overview of the specialty; and even better, the certificate helped me to get a research position in Norway!

Ibon Eguíluz-Gracia, MD, PhD

 
Ximena-low I come from Ecuador and I am working as an allergologist in Spain. I took the EAACI exam during my third year of residency at the annual congress in Barcelona. My goal was to test my knowledge in the specialty, since there is no evaluation in Spain or Ecuador. When I looked at the literature I felt overwhelmed, there was a lot to study and things I didn’t know.
However, during the Exam day I enjoyed taking the exams because there was no pressure about passing or failing.
A few days later I was very happy to receive the notification that I passed! Now I’m more confident in my training.

Ximena Larco, MD

 
George Guibas Taking the EAACI exam was a very nice experience, and getting the Certificate of Excellence in Allergy was very rewarding. The certificate is an important addition to my CV and has been well-appreciated during job interviews, both from a clinical and a theoretical perspective.

Having this ‘mark of excellence’ from EAACI is an important accomplishment CV-wise but, more importantly, it makes me feel confident in my role as an Allergy/Immunology specialist.

George Guibas M.D, Phd (Georgios Gkimpas)
Last updated 14 March 2016