The European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ)
Elected members of the Section of Surgery and European Board of Surgery established a European Board of Surgery Qualification from 1996.
In 1998, the Division of Coloproctology and in 1999, the Division of Trauma were established. The Division of General Surgery was created in 2000. In the year 2001, the Section and European Board of Surgery has established a Division of Thoracic Surgery within the Section. The Divisions Endocrine Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplantation and HPB Surgery followed. The divisions offer EBSQ-examinations frequently.
Additionally, two working groups were established, Breast Surgery and Hand Surgery. The working group Breast Surgery offers its first EBSQ in 2010, too.
|EBSQ||Date and Place||Link|
|Coloproctology||8/9 March 2013, Munich/Germany, |
10/11 May 2013, Mallorca/Spain,
20/21 August 2013, Uppsala/Sweden
24/25 September 2013, Belgrade/Serbia
1 December 2013, St. Gallen/Switzerland
|Trauma Surgery||24-25 October 2013, Berlin/Germany||click here...|
|Endocrine Surgery||23 May 2013, Berlin/Germany||click here...|
|General Surgery||23/24 August 2013, Helsinki/Finland||click here...|
|Surgical Oncology||28-29 September 2013, Amsterdam/The Netherlands||click here...|
|Thoracic Surgery||26 to 29 May 2013, Birmingham/UK||click here...|
|Transplant Surgery||7 September 2013, Vienna/Austria||click here...|
|Transplant Medicine||7 September 2013, Vienna/Austria||click here...|
|Transplant Coordination||7 September 2013, Vienna/Austria||click here...|
|Transplant Immunology||May 2013, Maastricht/The Netherlands|
|Breast Surgery||27/28 September 2013, Amsterdam/The Netherlands||click here...|
|HPB Surgery||31 May 2013, Belgrade/Serbia||click here...|
|Hand Surgery||29 May 2013, Antalya/Turkey|
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EBSQ - JULY 2001
- It is no longer required to see proof of citizenship but the training in Surgery must have taken place in one of the 27 European Union countries, a UEMS country (i.e. Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) or an associated UEMS country (i.e.Turkey).
- Written proof of National qualification must be available before candidates are eligible to take and EBSQ Part II. The standard of training and certification varies enormously across the UEMS countries. The variation is in terms of standard of training, length of training, and degree of specialization. It is not intended that the EBSQ can be taken before the national training programme is successfully completed, and this rule will be applied for all EBSQ Part II examinations.
- The number of years after CCST is no longer prescribed. The previous 5-year rule is to be abandoned. The reason is because specialist examinations are becoming available and some senior surgeons also wish to have these qualifications.
- If visiting trainees have had a similar training to those who can subsequently take CCST, even though such candidates may not be allowed to take the CCST for reasons of refusal of permanent residence, they are acceptable as candidates for the EBSQ.