The aim of this document is to describe the requirements for an equine internal medicine specialist training that complies with the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) Common Training Framework (CTF) for veterinary specialization in Europe, in accordance with the Directive 2013/55/EU. In this document a European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) residency-training curriculum is described, in line with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level 8.
ECEIM is a veterinary speciality organisation fully recognised by EBVS in 2010. ECEIM was formed by a group of European veterinarians, recognised in their home countries as specialists in equine internal medicine, in response to a growing demand for better veterinary services for horses through specialisation and a need to harmonise certification in this area for better consumer information. The main objective of the College is to encourage equine veterinarians to seek continuing education opportunities and an associated improvement in equine welfare. Obtaining an ECEIM Diploma will command universal respect for its quality and integrity of advanced training, knowledge and skills.