Two Types of Residency: Choose Your Best Pathway
You can become either a standard resident or an alternate-route resident depending on your situation.
Either way, your training programme must meet the requirements set out below.
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Formal programmes in Europe
Standard programmes offer a consistent training plan as part of a group of Diplomates and other residents. There are 5 approved standard programmes throughout Europe.
Tailor your training
You and your Director can tailor a training programme suited to your specific needs. The length of time and other requirements are identical to standard programmes.
Components of a Residency Programme
Standard or Alternate Route
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Regardless of whether you follow the standard or alternate route residency, you must apply for credentials to sit the examination within two years of completing your residency training, and you must pass all parts of the examination within eight years of completing your residency. Exemptions may be made for periods of leave from work.