Candidate Resources

Preparation for the European Board Examination requires a wide breadth of knowledge around ESE curriculum and the UEMS ETR and should involve reading of textbooks, journals and guidelines.

Suggested sources and reading are listed below:

Curriculum and Training Recommendation

  1. ESE Recommended Curriculum of Specialisation in Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  2. UEMS Endocrinology European Training Requirement


  1. Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes 2nd Edition 2009 (H Turner, J Wass)
  2. Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes 2nd Edition 2011 (J Wass, P Stewart)
  3. Textbook of Diabetes 4th Edition 2010 (R Holt et al)
  4. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology 12th Edition 2011 (S Melmed et al)


  1. European Journal of Endocrinology
  2. Journal of Endocrinology
  3. British Medical Journal
  4. Clinical Endocrinology
  5. Diabetic Medicine
  6. Diabetologia
  7. Diabetes Care
  8. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  9. Lancet
  10. Nature Reviews Endocrinology
  11. New England Journal of Medicine


  1. Endocrine Society of Endocrinology Clinical Practice Guidelines
  2. Endocrine Society Guidelines
  3. British Thyroid Association (BTA)
  4. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Guidelines
  5. International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups
  6. Joint British Diabetes Society Guidelines
  7. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  8. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)


  1. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) – Visit ECE On Demand for more information
  2. American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  3. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
  4. Diabetes UK
  5. European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
  6. Society for Endocrinology (SfE)
  7. The Endocrine Society

Online Resources

  1. Diabetesbible
  2. Endobible
  3. Endotext
  4. UpToDate

Practice Questions

European Board Examination multiple choice sample questions

Images accompanying the sample questions are available here