|EBSQ Examinations in General Surgery|
|23./24. August 2013||Helsinki/Finland||1 July 2013|
|Application Form and Logbook for EBSQ General Surgery|
Please submit your application to:
European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ)
EBSQ General Surgery
c/o Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen
Tel: +49(0)30-2800 4100
Fax: +49(0)30-2800 4109
Eligibility Criteria for EBSQ Examination (June 2010)
To apply for certification as F.E.B.S./GenSurg (Fellow of the European Board of Surgery - General Surgery) a candidate must fulfill the following requirements for eligibility:
1. Eligibility for all exams run by the divisions of the European Board of Surgery is open for candidates trained in one of the 27 European Union countries, a UEMS country (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) or an associated UEMS country (Armenia, Croatia, Israel and Turkey) or a country with UEMS observer status (Aserbaidschan and Georgia).
- 2. Eligibility for all exams run by the divisions of the European Board of Surgery is also open to those candidates trained outside the UEMS-area provided that the relevant division is satisfied with the training and qualifications are equivalent.
- 3. The candidate must be able to communicate in the English language.
4. The candidate must provide a defined LogBook countersigned by an independent expert on every page. The LogBook must include general information (surgeon, hospital) and for any item the type of procedure and patient initials or hospital admission number (no information that allows identification of the patient’s name). The content of the mandatory LogBook content (minimum: 750 credit points) is published in "General Surgery – Knowledges and Experiences".
5. The candidate must have a total of 25 credit points based on the following criteria:
· Participation at recognised international congress (4 points)
· Participation at recognised international congress and first authorship (8 points)
· Participation national congress (2 points)
· Participation at national congress and first authorship (4 points)
· Participation at relevant International Postgraduate Course (6 points)
· Publication (first authorship) in peer reviewed national surgical journal (8 points)
· Publication (first authorship) in peer reviewed international surgical journal (12 points)
- 6. Candidates have to be recommended by 2 independent experts. One of the experts has to work in another country than the candidate.
- 7. Candidates are required to pay the fees for Eligibility I (Euro 350,00) and - if accepted - a further Euro 350,00 to cover Eligibility II (examination) to the EBSQ Administration Office. The Eligibility I sum is to cover the costs associated with the processing of returned application forms by the central EBSQ office and are non refundable.
8. All payments must be effected by the required deadlines and there are no refunds for (Eligibility I) candidates who are deemed ineligible to sit for the EBSQ Gen Surg examination or do not succeed in passing the examination (Eligibility II). In the event that a candidate has paid for Eligibility II and does not attend the examination there will be no refund.
Examination fee and payment details
- The fees of 700 Euros are for application for Eligibility (350 Euros) and Examination (350 Euros) for the European Diploma in General Surgery.
|Please send 350 € eligibility first and a further 350 € after approval for the examination to:|
|Name of the Bank account:||UEMS, Section of Surgery|
|Bank:||Berner Kantonalbank,CH-3001 Bern, Switzerland|
|IBAN:||CH 19 0079 0016 2596 86880|
|BIC CODE:||KB BE CH 22|
|Transfer text:||EBSQ Examination General Surgery|
<Name and Adress of candidate>
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EBSQ General Surgery Honorary Diploma
The Fellowship (F.E.B.S.) provided by the European Board of Surgery is a relatively young qualification. By that it is understandable, that senior surgeons with undoubtedly significant experience in advanced positions will individually refrain from undergoing the Eligibilty process and the Board Exam. Nevertheless they would proudly take the benefit from the qualification itself.
However, it is the purpose of the executive, to establish the Fellowship qualification as European standard. This lead to the decision to provide a "Honorary Diploma" for experienced surgeons.
Senior general surgeons in advanced position may apply for an Honorary Diploma of the European Board of Surgery (GenSurg).
Colleagues are eligible to apply only if they have a minimum of 10 consecutive years of practice and/or experience in formally recognised National Health Service or University posts.
A complete application must include:
- 1. A cover letter highlighting the achievements of their career.
2. A complete updated CV
3. Letters from two peers of their choice who will explain in detail why they are in support of your application.
4. A photo
5. Payment of application fees of 350 Euros to the account attached (only via bank transfer). Note: it is the same account we use for the fees for the Exam.
The recommendation will then be presented to the executive, who will decide on approval or rejection.
Honorary fellows may apply to serve as examiners in future Board Exams or they may be invite to serve as examiners at their discretion.
Chairman Division of General Surgery