specialist examination

Due to the recent development of the Covid-pandemic, SRO can no longer guarantee a fair and safe exam at the end of November 2020. Therefore, the co-presidents of the exam commission together with the president of the society have decided to cancel the exam in November and, instead, plan an exam on the 15th and 16th of April 2021.


Date Postponed to Thursday and Friday, 15th and 16th April 2021
Place Fully virtual with each candidate taking the exam at their center/institution (specific details will be sent out to the registered residents shortly before the exam).

For questions regarding this new format please do not hesitate to contact us via email at info@sro-ssro.ch

Duration and contents of the examination The specialist examination comprises:
1. Theoretical-written examination, consisting of 2 partial examinations, each lasting 90 minutes
2. Practical-oral examination, consisting of 3 partial examinations, each lasting a maximum of 45 minutes
You will find further information in the examination regulations (see chapter 4 of the > Postgraduate training programme_DE, > Postgraduate training programme_FR)
Admission requirements Only doctors with a Swiss Federal diploma or a diploma recognised by the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) are admitted for the specialist examination (Article 23 of the Postgraduate Training Regulation. The transitional provisions are set out in Article 69, Paragraph 3 of the Postgraduate Training Regulation (WBO)).

We recommend taking the specialist examination towards the end of the subject-specific specialist postgraduate training, i.e. after at least 3 years of postgraduate training in radiation oncology.

Examination language The written theory examination takes the form of a multiple choice test in English.

The oral practical examination is carried out at the request of the candidate in German or French. Oral examinations in Italian are permitted, if the candidate requests this and an Italian-speaking examiner is available.

Examination fee The medical speciality society charges a fee of CHF 1,000

The examination fee must be remitted in advance by 31st July 2020 at the latest.

If the candidate withdraws from the examination, the fee will only be refunded if the candidate withdraws up to 4 weeks before the date of the examination.

Registration Anmeldung zur Facharztprüfung 2020_de
Inscription à l’examen specialiste 2020_fr
Closing date for registration 30th June 2020
Other Please bring a valid passport or identity card with you to the examination
FMH information Please see also
Facharztprüfung Radio-Onkologie/Strahlentherapie
Examens de spécialiste radio-oncologie/radiothérapie

The next specialist examination is planned for the first half of November 2021 and will hopefully be able to take place in the usual format.

The examination usually takes place in the fourth quarter of the year. Notice of the exact details of the examination will be given at least 6 months in advance in the Swiss Medical Journal (Schweizerische Ärztezeitung) as well as on this website.

Recognition of foreign doctor’s diplomas is granted via the Commission for Medical Professions and takes about 6 weeks. You will find further information here.