Board Certification of PRM Doctors by Equivalence

for senior PRM doctors trained or specialised in UEMS full member countries, Serbia or Turkey

Chairperson: Rolf Frischknecht

 

Field of application: 

This rule applies to senior PRM doctors trained or specialised in UEMS full member countries, Serbia or Turkey 

Requirements:

Certification by equivalence is granted to senior PRM doctors trained or specialised in UEMS full member countries, Serbia or Turkeyfulfilling the following criteria:

  • Hold a basic medical qualification issued by a competent authority of a UEMS full member country, Serbia or Turkeyor certificate of equivalence issued by such an authority
  • Having been trained as a medical PRM specialist in one or several UEMS full member countries, Serbia or Turkey
  • Hold a valid qualification as a medical specialist in PRM issued by a competent authority of a UEMS full member country, Serbia or Turkeyor certificate of equivalence issued by such an authority
  • Practice of the medical specialty of PRM in UEMS full member countries, Serbia or Turkeyfor at least 7 years at the time of the application
  • Document 250 Continuing Medical Education / Continuing Professional Development  (CME/CPD) credits collected from CME/CPD activities during the 5 years preceding the application

Note: if the applicant complies to a national compulsory CME/CPD program of a UEMS full member country, Serbia or Turkey, she/he is not required to provide this proof of CME/CPD

  • Cumulate at least 45 activity related pointsfrom the list of activities below:

 

 

Activity related points:

Clinical Experience:

  • Work in a hospital or private practice as a medical PRM specialist

1.5 points / year and equivalent of full time employment  

  • Practise PRM as a leader of a multi-professional rehabilitation teamcomprising medical rehabilitation specialists and at least 4 professions allied to rehabilitation medicine from the following list: rehabilitation nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, social workers, techniciens for orthotics and prostetics

additional 1.5 points / year and equivalent of full time employment

 

Teaching activities:

Formal teaching of PRM subjects to medical students, PRM trainees or students for professions allied to Rehabilitation Medicine for more than 2 years at the time of the application

Hours of formal teaching per year                                     ≥ 10 hours        ≥ 20 hours

-      to pregraduate medical students                                2.5 point            5 points

-      to postgraduate PRM trainees                                     2.5 point            5 points

-      to pregraduate professions allied to PRM                    1.5 point            3 points

            

Training activities up to a maximum of 15 points :

  • Practice of PRM in a nationally recognized training centre for medical PRM specialists and involved in the clinical education of PRM specialist trainees

       in a European Board PRM (EBPRM) certified training centre 

1.5 points / year and equivalent of full time employment, up to a maximum of 15 points

       in a training centre which is not certified by the EBPRM:

1 point / year and equivalent of full time employment, up to a maximum of 10 points

 

Activity in professional organisationsof PRM medical specialists to a maximum of 10 points :

  • Involvement in national, European or international professional organisations of PRM medical specialists:

       as an executive committee member or committee chair person

1 point /organisation / year up to a maximum of 10 points

       as a national delegate or expert

0.5 points /organisation / year up to a maximum of 5 points

 

Activity in rehabilitation or disability related patient’s organisations up to a maximum of 10 points:

  • Involvement in rehabilitation or disability related patient’s organisations (Non-Governmental Organizations) as medical advisor, executive committee member or committee chair person

       Regional organisations              0.25 points/organisation/year up to 2 points

       National organisations              0.5 points / organisation/year up to 5 points

       International Organisations       0.5 points / organisation /year up to 5 points

 

Publications on PRM subjects up to a maximum of 35 points:

  • For publications on PRM subjects, credit points are given according to the type of publication, the journal and the applicant’s contribution:

First and last authors receive 100% of the credits points mentioned below, second and second last authors 50%. All other authors receive 25% of the credits points mentioned below. 

PRM subjects (scientific, clinical or educational)   Original papers, meta-analysis Review papers, case reports Letters
International journals* peer-reviewed 8 4 2
National PRM journals peer-reviewed 4 2 1
National non PRM journals peer-reviewed 3 1 0.5
International or national  PRM journals not peer-reviewed 1 0.5 0

 * indexed in one of the main scientific databases: Pubmed/Medline, ISI-SCI, Excerpta etc. 

  • For publications of PRM related books or PRM subjects in books, credit points are given according to the type of publication and the applicant’s contribution:

Printed MD and PhD thesis on PRM subjects are considered as books.

In the case of a voluminous book or chapter the Jury of the European Board of PRM can increase the credit points up to the double of the credit points in the table below. 

PRM related books or PRM subjects in books (scientific, clinical or educational)   

in English

other language

Authors of PRM related books    30 per book 20 per book 
Scientific editor of a PRM related book    30 per book divided by the number of editors 20 per book divided by the number of editors
Chapters in books * review by editors 3 2
not reviewed by editors 2 1.5

Master- MD- and PhD-thesis which are not printed as books 

These credit points can’t be awarded if the content has been published as papers in PRM journals and the credit points for these are claimed under « publications in scientific journals »  15

10 without English summary

15 with English summary

 

* First and last authors receive 100% of the credit points mentioned above, second and second last authors 50%, all other authors receive 25% of the credit points mentioned above.  

 

A PRM specialist interested to become a Fellow of the European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine by equivalence must apply to the European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine as follows: 

  • Complete the application form for Certification by Equivalence: DOWNLOAD - application form
  • For easier computing of the points, please use this calculator
  • Pay 300 Euro to the Treasurer European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicineby bank transfer following the instructions on the application form 
  • Submit a pdf file with all the necessary documents together with a copy of the proof of payment (statement proving the bank transfer) to the National Manager of his /her country for approval and transmission to the Chairperson for Certification by Equivalence.