Ramin Khoramnia, Research Fellow from The Apple Lab came second overall in the European Board of Ophthalmology’s 2013 classification of 440 examination candidates. Khoramnia was interviewed for the ESCRS’s EuroTimes,
It is very important for European doctors to have a European degree these days, because European thinking is becoming more and more important. In a united Europe, the exams in the different European countries should be comparable to guarantee the same quality of the doctors in every country. I think that you get very well prepared for the EBO exam at the University of Heidelberg. At this clinic, we have a lot of subspecialties that many other clinics cannot offer such as refractive surgery, uveitis, rehabilitation, inherited retinal diseases, etc. As all these subspecialties are covered by the EBO exam, you certainly have an advantage if you have done your specialisation at an institution which covers the full spectrum of ophthalmology. The EBO exam is not an easy exam, but it is very interesting and enriching to participate. I would highly recommend others to take the EBO exam. A common exam is the best way to make sure that you have the same knowledge as your colleagues in the neighbouring countries. For the future, I would like to continue working at the University Clinic of Heidelberg.
Gerd U. Auffarth, the Head of the Laboratory, commented,
This is an excellent achievement. We are all very proud of Ramin. It is great credit to his own efforts and intelligence as well as a reflection of the high standards we set for ourselves in Heidelberg. Well done!