Division of Breast Surgery

It is possible to obtain an HONORARY DIPLOMA of Breast Surgery. With this diploma the Division of Breast Surgery within the UEMS Section of Surgery recognizes experienced and practicing Consultant Breast Surgeons, who actively contribute to the development of the field of Breast surgery.

The conditions for application are:

- At least 10 years' experience at the level of Consultant/Attending Surgeon
- At least 10 PubMed listed publications on breast of which at least 3 in the last 5 years

- University based work in a leading position (confirmed by the dean or by the hospital director) non- university based leading position with practice specialized in Breast Surgery

- 2 letters of support (one by a national and one by an international colleague)
- payment of 500  Euro

A complete application should include (all the documents in English):
1. A cover letter from the applicant highlighting the reasons he considers himself worthy of an Honorary Diploma
2. Two supporting letters from peers (one national and one from another country) supporting the application and highlighting the reasons why the candidate is worthy of an Honorary Diploma
3. If university based: Confirmation by dean or hospital director of the university based leading position
4. If not university based: Confirmation by the national representative in the UEMS Section of Surgery/Division of Breast Surgery that the applicant has a leading position with practice in Breast Surgery
5. A copy of the applicant's complete CV
6. List of publications
7. List of lectures as invited speaker during the last 5 years
8. A passport size photo

Honorary fellows may apply to serve as examiners in the future EBSQ Breast Surgery examinations, or they may be invited to contribute as examiners.

Application with all supporting documents mentioned above, can be submitted any time of the year to Prof L. Wyld, secretary of the Division at:

Following comprehensive review of all supporting documents, all applications are discussed during a Division Executive Committee meeting for final decision. Upon approval, an EBSQ in Breast Surgery Honorary diploma is granted to successful candidates.

The fee of 500 Euros should be transferred to UEMS by PayPal only, along with the submission of the application and supporting documents. Important: please make sure that all PayPal transfer cost has to be covered by the applicant; the net fee of 500 Euros should be credited to UEMS account on your behalf. Please clearly indicate in your transfer your full name and that the fee is for the EBSQ in Breast Surgery Honorary Diploma. In case you experience any difficulty with your PayPal payment you may contact the UEMS Office ( Please notice that, in case your application for the Breast Surgery Honorary Diploma is not approved, the fee of €500 will NOT be reimbursed, as this covers the review process.