BHS course final exam announcement!

BHS course final exam announcement!

Dear colleagues,

As announced when we launched the new 2011-2013 BHS course (see the attached announcement brochure and SOP), the BHS will organize a final exam on the whole 2-yr program.

Place and time

  • The exam will be organized every year in June at the Hof ter Musschen, Avenue Emmanuel Mounierlaan 2, 1200 Woluwe-St-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe (see attached file for directions).
  • This exam will take place on June 8, 2013, from 9:30 till 12:00.
  • If necessary, a second session will be organized in September.

Who can attend ?

  • Every attendant to the BHS training course (trainee or specialist) is allowed to take the exam provided that he/she has attended 8 out of the 12 seminars over 2 years.
  • Nevertheless the exam is mostly designed for trainees who are allowed to take the exam anytime during years 4, 5 or 6 of Internal Medicine, year 4 or 5 of Pediatrics, or year 4 or 5 of Clinical Biology.
  • Registration on the BHS website is mandatory to take the exam. Participants will receive a reminder and be invited to register a few weeks before the date of the exam.
  • There is no fee to pay for the exam.

General principles

  • The exam will cover all 12 seminars of the 2-yr cycle.
  • The examination will consist in a multiple choice questionnaire based on questions provided by each speaker of the BHS course.
  • The exam copies will be read optically by the Smart center at the University of Liège.
  • Each correct answer will get a + 1 mark, each wrong answer will get a 0. There will not be any negative marks.
  • To succeed, participants should give correct answers to at least 60% of the questions.

Format of questions

  • Each question will have an introductory sentence followed by 3-5 proposals; answers will be of one of the following 3 types:

BHS educational committee

  • A BHS committee for Education, chaired by the Councilor for Educational affairs, is created. Members of the committee are the councilor for educational affairs + 1 other BHS board member + 2 chairs of BHS seminars.
  • This committee will prepare a random, balanced selection of multiple choice questions. There will be 1 question per topic i.e. 72 questions in total (12 seminar x 6 topics each).
  • This committee will also examine the global analysis of the results of the exam as provided by the Smart center, to identify possible problems before releasing the final results.


  • Each participant will receive by E-mail a feedback on his/her results, including his/her answers to each question.
  • An official certificate of qualification will award the successful participants provided they have attended at least 8 out of 12 seminars and they have managed to pass the examination with at least 60%.

Special prize

  • This year, the BHS is offering a prize of 250 Eur for the 3 trainees obtaining the highest scores at the exam.
  • Specialists are not eligible.
  • The winners will be announced on the website.


Best wishes,

Yves Beguin, Past BHS President
Axelle Gilles, Past Councilor for Educational Affairs
Rik Schots, BHS President