General Overview ECVIM-CA Examinations

The examination process of the ECVIM-CA is intended to identify and certify Cardiology/Internal Medicine/Oncology specialists. 

The General Examination is intended to assure that Specialists have the required level of knowledge in general internal medicine. Candidates are recommended to take and pass the General Examination before proceeding to the Certifying Examination in internal medicine.

Candidates may elect to take the General and Certifying Examinations in the same year provided the criteria for each of these examinations are met. If the candidate passes the Certifying Examination but fails the General Examination in the same year, the result of the Certifying Examination is carried forward until the General Examination is passed.