The Fellowship (F.E.B.S.) of the UEMS provided by the European Board of Surgery is a significant high-level indication of professional competence and excellence. It basically reflects the ongoing important European standardisation, harmonisation and quality assurance process in medicine.
The Board Fellowship is awarded following successful completion of the Board Eligibility and Examination process.
The Board Fellowship 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 Eligibility process and the Board Examination. Nevertheless they would proudly take the benefit from the qualification itself.
Since it is the purpose of the Divisions, to establish the Fellowship qualification as European standard, this lead to the decision to provide a "Honorary Diploma" for high qualified experienced surgeons.
Senior general surgeons in advanced position may apply for an Honorary Diploma of the European Board of Surgery.
A complete application must include:
Applications will then be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Division: three members, one from the Executive, one from the Country of the applicant and a third form a country different from that of the applicant. The recommendation will then be presented to the Division Executive, who will decide on approval or rejection. The decision is final.
Honorary fellows may apply to serve as examiners in future Board Exams or they may be invited to serve as examiners at their discretion.
President of the UEMS Board of Surgery
update: November 2015