The Adult Respiratory Medicine was the first HERMES project launched to promote harmonised education and training in Adult Respiratory Medicine.
Needs analysis, surveys, definition of project structure
This preliminary phase has the following objective
- To establish a benchmark across other European Medical Societies in order to assess their initiatives in the field of education and to identify Best Practices.
Development of a consensus-based European Core Syllabus
Based on an analysis conducted in 2005, it was first necessary to reach a consensus on a core syllabus in order to harmonise education and training. This core syllabus outlines core skills and competencies of an adult respiratory medicine specialist and has the goal of delivering a European Diploma.
Development of a consensus-based European Core Curriculum
This phase developed European Curriculum Recommendations for Training in Adult Respiratory Medicine which provides a framework for the implementation in individual countries.
Voluntary Examinations for Adult Specialists in Respiratory Medicine
The inaugural examination for the European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine held at the ERS Berlin congress 2008 was a great success.
Development of standards for training centers
The training centre accreditation is a development phase of the Adult HERMES initiated by the ERS in 2005. This phase recommends criteria to become European accredited training centres and training networks.
This voluntary accreditation process is open to all Adult European Training Centres composed of either a single participating training centre or alternatively of a number of training sites. Criteria outlined within the Criteria for accreditation of European training centre in adult respiratory medicine document may be met by a number of participating training centres forming a training centre network.
Training Centres applying must have already received accreditation from their national or local accreditation body. EBAP (European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology) is the accreditation body responsible to lead the review and training centre accreditation process. This is done in close collaboration with the ERS.