At EHESP, preparation for competitive entrance examinations (internal and external) includes oral and written exams for the competitive entrance examinations governing entry to public hospital or public health service.

You can choose the format which suits you best: classroom-based and/or distance learning.

Full-time preparatory program – internal competitive entrance examinations

The EHESP offers hospital staff the opportunity to prepare for internal competitive exams for public service hospital directorships through a full-time preparatory course.

Competitive exam preparation program – internal and external competitive entrance examinations

The EHESP actively prepares candidates for the written and oral elements of some examinations held by the Ministries of Social Welfare and Health. These preparations are based on the official syllabus and incorporate all necessary knowledge, methodology and “mind tools”. They are essentially distance learning preparation courses, which also require on-campus attendance.

The teaching team is made up of EHESP lecturers, specialists in social welfare, law, health economics and demographics; academics, professionals from the public health system and other sectors. The lecturers are there to provide advice and guidance to candidates during their preparation for the exams.

Other EHESP services are also available to candidates: library materials (loan of student theses, posting or faxing of articles, documentary research), bibliographic databases and EHESP publications.

Integrated preparatory program – external competitive entrance examinations

An integrated preparatory class (Classe Préparatoire Intégrée – CPI) offers support in the preparation for competitive entrance examinations for the civil service, intended for young candidates who, because of their familial or social backgrounds, would have otherwise been unable to access the resources and tools necessary to preparing for, and succeeding in, the competitive entrance examinations for the civil service.

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Preparation for oral exams – internal and external competitive entrance examinations

These are organised in Rennes for eligible candidates (DH, DESSMS, AAH, IASS). They are open to students in distance preparation, CPI, and the preparatory cycle.

These courses are organised around news conferences and oral practice (general knowledge, technical matters, and languages).

There are oral preparations for 5 competitive entrance examinations: Sanitary and Social Affairs Inspector (IASS), Hospital Director (DH), Social, Sanitary and Medical-Social Establishment Director (DESSMS), Hospital Administration Officer (AAH), Director of Care (DS).


Modified on 7 January 2019