The MCQ test includes up to 150 questions, not less than 100 questions. The time frame for the MC test is 3-5 hours. This time frame includes transfer of the individual answer codes to the evaluation form.
In the MCQ session the candidates have to demonstrated sufficient knowledge of general surgery.
The MCQ-answers are selected by the committee from a catalogue respecting a numeric distribution following the "Blueprint GenSurg" categories .
The question items may include relevant pictures (e.g. graphs, photographs, radiological pictures).
4 types of questions are used for the MCQ-test :
About 70% of question are A type (Aneg below 20%), about 15% are Kprim and about 5% are E type.
The type of the question is clear from the structure, the wording and the number and expression of items. For each correct answer in A and E questions 2 points are given. Three correct answers in a Kprim question are given 1 point.
Sample questions are published on the website www.uemssurg.org.
President of the European Board of Surgery
Honorary & Foundation President of the Division of General Surgery