European Certificate in Medical Genetics and Genomics (ECMGG)

The format of the exam in 2023 will be fully virtual (online), in two parts:

1. Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper – 110 questions. This paper has been scheduled for April 28th, 2023, delivered online with remote proctoring in association with a commercial examination provider, CYIM. It is usually accessible from any private location with a good internet connection. A trial connection will be undertaken during the weeks prior to the exam. It will be essential to pass the MCQ paper to progress to the oral assessment.

2. Structured Oral Assessment (SOA) – 6 stations. This has been scheduled for June 19th, 2023, delivered online, for those candidates who pass the MCQ paper.

More details are available in the 2023 Examination General Document .

Registration is possible from November 1st, 2022, until January 31st, 2023. See the Apply page for details on how to register.

Payment of the Exam Fee (Admission Fee) will be requested after the medical qualifications have been checked. Please see the Apply page for the 2023 application fee.

For logistic reasons, the number of candidates that can be accommodated in the 2023 ECMGG will be limited to 60. Priority will be given to candidates from nations which are members of the UEMS Section of Medical Genetics. Non-medical graduates are not eligible to sit the ECMGG.


The European Certificate in Medical Genetics and Genomics (ECMGG) is intended to be the main knowledge-based assessment tool for Clinical / Medical Genetics and Genomics training across Europe, establishing world class-leading standards in the specialty throughout all European countries.

Examination Steering Committee
The ECMGG Examination Group members meeting in Roskilde, October 2019