Speciality training

Training curricula

UEMS has published training curricula for clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases specialists to serve as models for national training curricula in these specialties. They can be downloaded from this webpage.

Training Curriculum for Clinical Microbiology

Training Curriculum for Infectious Diseases

Further information about UEMS

European Examination in Medical Microbiology

UEMS Section of Medical Microbiology, in partnership with ESCMID, is developing an examination which once developed will lead to a European Specialist Diploma in Medical Microbiology.

The examination will assess knowledge based on the UEMS Section of Medical Microbiology core curriculum and current European best practice guidelines.


The PILOT examination will take place on March 24th 2021 online from 15:00-17:00 CET.

This exam is offered free of charge, and as a pilot, will not lead to the award of a Diploma.

All participating candidates will be offered a 50% reduction of the entry fee for one sitting of the diploma examination in the following two years.


The question format will be multiple choice, with some single-best-answer and some extended matching questions. 


As an online examination, the assessment should take place in a room not shared with anyone else, with computer with Google Chrome installed and a good Internet connection.


The pilot exam is open to candidates who:

·        Are a Medical doctor

·        Are a trainee in Medical Microbiology

·        The country in which the trainee is training is a full member, associate member or observer member of UEMS 

·        Have completed a minimum of 30 months of full-time training (or equivalent) in Medical Microbiology

·        Consultants in Medical Microbiology are also welcome


Proof of eligibility will be required. Please find at the links below


-       The criteria for entry to exam and application form

-       The application process and terms and conditions



Please see UEMS section Medical Microbiology https://uems-smm.eu/uems-smm/ for further information.

Completed application form to be returned latest until March 1st 2021. Completed applications, supporting documents as well as questions to the pilot exam should be forwarded to: uemsmmsection[at]hotmail.com