The examination is the final component of subspecialty certification. It is taken after satisfactory completion of the other elements of the process. The examination will be given on October 14 or
October 23, 2015. It is a proctored, computerized examination, administered at over 200 Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The candidate may take the
examination on either day, dependent upon site availability.
The four hour examination will consist of approximately 150 multiple choice questions designed to assess knowledge of the field of pediatric urology. The exam will include all aspects of pediatric urology, including but
not limited to congenital abnormalities, childhood acquired urologic problems such as tumors and trauma, and overlapping problems of adolescence.
Candidates seeking subspecialty certification have 3 opportunities to pass the examination, and must do so within 6 years of completing the fellowship process. All cases will be reviewed on an individual basis by the
appropriate subspecialty certification committee. In order to re-enter the process, candidates who have "timed-out" or failed three attempts at certification, will require completion of an additional fellowship year in an
ACGME accredited fellowship.
The American Board of Urology is aware that there is a conflict this fall between the Prague joint meeting
with the ESPU and the Pediatric Subspecialty Certifying Exam. The 2015 PSCE will be offered on October 14 and 23;
applicants may select either day, provided an exam center and seat are available. We are unable to change the dates of
the examination. The exams are administered by Pearson VUE, which is a national testing center. Our dates are booked
two years in advance and we are not able to change the exam dates. The dates are the same dates that we offer the
recertification and MOC exam for the adult urologists.
The conference in Prague ends on October 17, which should give attendees who are also interested in taking the PSCE
time to travel back to the US and take the exam on October 23. Alternately, one can wait and take the examination in
2016. Those exam dates are October 21 and 28, 2016. This examination impacts both MOC pediatric subspecialty applicants
and initial certification applicants. For MOC applicants, 2015 is the first opportunity to complete Level 4 requirements;
therefore, if one chooses to defer the examination in 2015, he/she will still have two additional opportunities to take
the examination. For initial subspecialty certification applicants, those choosing to defer the examination in 2015
may do so without penalty.
Pearson Professional Examination Rules