Eligibility criteria

Last update: 13 October 2023

The following eligibility criteria are required:

  • Candidates from outside the European Union and its associated countries should have previously passed the EFOG‐EBCOG examination or should be a MRCOG holder or the candidate's specialty has previously been recognized by the authorities of a European country.

  • Training in Reproductive Medicine is recommended to take place in an ESHRE/EBCOG recognized training unit or in a unit recognized for higher training in Reproductive Medicine by the countries’ authorities.

  • Candidates can sit the EFRM exams after they have completed at least 2 years or has evidence of the required competency of clinical and laboratory training in Reproductive Medicine according to the ESHRE subspecialist training syllabus and programme, demonstrated by a completed personal training logbook, signed off by their relevant trainers. It is mandatory that RM subspecialty training starts after they have completed Basic Training in O&G.

  • Participation in research is mandatory, either as a third-year research activity or as an author of at least one publication in peer-reviewed journals or a presentation at the ESHRE annual meeting.

  • Candidates of countries in which the subspecialty of Reproductive Medicine has not been recognized can only sit the exams if they provide proof that they have been trained for at least 2 years according to ESHRE subspecialist training programme. They should have a dedicated logbook.

  • Candidates from outside the European Union and its associated countries can sit the exams if, after they have become Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, they have worked for at least 2 years in an assisted reproduction unit with proof of their participation in the appropriate number of medical, surgical and laboratory interventions, as these are considered necessary by the ESHRE programme and by recording them in their logbook. Participation in research is mandatory.

  • Candidates must provide evidence of good standing from their Medical Regulatory Body, Employing Authority or their Head of Department.