The EBSQ Board of Examiners is supported by selected local representatives from the scientific societies and/or the national boards and authorities.

The Examination can be observed and monitored by non-medical experts to enhance quality control.

The EBS makes every effort  to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest  between examiners and candidates. The EBS verifies that candidates and examiners have never been at the same institution at the same time or have worked together in any venue.

The Board Examination consists of a MCQ test and an OSCE circuit.

The MCQ examination session is under surveillance of the EBS examination executive and the scoring is done by the executive immediately after completion of the session.

In the OSCE circuit at least two examiners are used in each of the stations to assure the validity of the examination. At least one examiner will be an EBS examination executive and another will be an experienced EBS expert from the local regional medical community.

All examiners are surgeons in active practice and hold valid certificates. The examiners are carefully instructed to evaluate each candidate objectively. They have no knowledge of a candidate other than an anonymised ID sticker carrying a number produced for the examination and distributed randomly.

Wolfgang Feil
President of the European Board of Surgery
Honorary & Foundation President of the Division of General Surgery