Information about the exam

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How to apply for the exam

ECEIM exams will take place in Hannover, Germany (University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bünteweg 9, 30559 Hannover, Germany) every year in February.
Download the Exam entry form at your account page.

2022 Exam Information

Examinations in 2022 will be held 31st January to 4th February. Examinations will be run remotely with local invigilators. Details will be made available in July.

2021 Exam Information

Download ECEIM 2021 exam info

2021 Candidate question and answer evening

9th June Examination preparation session by the examination committee (7pm BST, 8pm CEST)

This will be another opportunity to review how to answer single best answer questions and tips for last minute preparations. There will be opportunities to ask questions about any of the examination processes.
Click here to join the meeting.

Examination information

Following an external review of the entire examination process, the Board have approved modifications to the examination process as detailed in the latest training brochure. A video describing these modification to residents at summer school is now available. The board are currently consulting on the location of the 2021 examinations in due of the pandemic. 

An introduction to the testing platform

An overview to the new assessment platform recorded at summer school before the decision was made to move to local invigilation this can be viewed here.

Remote invigilation process for 2021

Due to the pandemic all examinations will be undertaken locally with a local invigilator. These will be undertaken between 8am and 6pm CET. Information about this process is available here.

OCM training material

Practice OCM material has been prepared to assist you understand this examination format. These can be accessed at

Case 1: Equine Neurology – This case is presented to candidates as a Mock OCM in Examplify and will be available upon enrolment. A recording from summer school can be found here.

Case 2: Equine Cardiology – This case is presented through No video recording is available.

Case 3: Acute febrile and can be viewed here. This session also included a reminder about how to answer single best format questions.

Case 4: Equine Neonatology – This can be accessed at and can be viewed here.

Clinical judgement tests

The following scenarios have been prepared to assist you understand this examination format. They include case material presented in OCMs above. You should work through these cases with a supervisor or fellow resident to practice this format of exam.

Case 1: Equine Neurology - Mock case 1.pptx

Case 2: Equine cardiology - CJT Example 2.pptx

Case 3: Acute febrile diarrhoea - CJT Example 3.pptx

Case 4: Equine neonatology - CJT Example 4.pptx

Case 5: Data interpretation - CJT Example 5.pptx